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345. Comparison of Adverbs.—In adverbs derived from adjectives the comparative is the same as the neuter singular of the comparative of the adjective; the superlative is the same as the neuter plural of the superlative adjective.

σοφῶςwiselyσοφώτερονσοφώτατα
χαριέντωςgracefullyχαριέστερονχαριέστατα
εὐδαιμόνωςhappilyεὐδαιμονέστερονεὐδαιμονέστατα
καλῶςwellκάλλι_ονκάλλιστα
ἡδέωςpleasantlyἥδι_ονἥδιστα
ἧττον less (319, 2ἥκιστα
εὖwellἄμεινονἄριστα
(adv. of ἀγαθός good
μάλαveryμᾶλλονμάλιστα

a. Adverbs of place ending in ω, and some others, retain ω in the comparative and superlative.

ἄνωaboveἀνωτέρωἀνωτάτω
πόρρωafarπορρωτέρωπορρωτάτω

b. ἐγγύς near has ἐγγύτερον (-τέρω), ἐγγυτάτω (-τατα rare). πρῴ early has πρωϊαίτερον, πρωϊαίτατα.

c. There are some forms in -ως from comparatives: ἀσφαλεστέρως (ἀσφαλέστερον) more securely, βελτι_όνως (βέλτι_ον) better. Superlatives in -ον are usually poetic; as μέγιστον.

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