C. Comparison of adjective

221) There is no comparison by means of a characteristic suffix, except for a few exceptions (§94 f.) ; it is instead expressed through syntax, as it is the case in the Semitic languages, in Egyptian and in Indo-European Armenian.

222) The dative-locative is used for the complement of the comparative : nu-wa-kan ANA ERIN2MEŠ-KA ERIN2MEŠ-YA mekki ANA ANŠU.KUR.RAMEŠ-<KA>-ma-wa-tta ANŠU.KUR.RAMEŠ-YA mekki "now, my troops (are) more numerous than your (Sg.) troops (lit. : more numerous by your troops), my chariots (are) more numerous than your chariots", namma-kan anzēl TI-anni UL ŠA BELU.NI TI-tar nakki "besides (if) the life of our lord (is) not more precious than our life".

223) When hūmant- "all" is added to the plural dative-locative of comparison, it is translated by a superlative : DINGIRMEŠ-nas hūmandas dZashapunas sallis "among all the gods, Z. (is) the greatest". Also without hūmant- : sallayas-kan DINGIRMEŠ-as kuis sallis "who (is) the greatest among the great gods".