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125. Adjectives in -er form the Superlative by adding -rimus to the nominative. The comparative is regular:—
  1. ācer, keen; ācrior, ācerrimus.
  2. miser, wretched; miserior, miserrimus.

a. So vetus (gen. veteris ) has superlative veterrimus , from the old form veter; and mātūrus , besides its regular superlative ( mātūrissimus ), has a rare form mātūrrimus.

For the comparative of vetus , vetustior (from vetustus ) is used.

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