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PostPosted: 2010 06 17, 19:44 

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What adjective do the comparative and superlative forms "vyresnis"/"vyriausias" come from?

What is the orignal, archaic adjective?


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There is no currently used word in the language of which vyresnis/vyriausias expresses the comparative/superlative level.

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Logically it's jaunas - vyresnis - vyriausias or senas - vyresnis - vyriausias, but etymologically I guess it comes from vyras, which might have been an adjective back then and has transformed today into a noun meaning "man". Just my thoughts, I'll look it up in the dictionary of etymology sometime.


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