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474. From a few words

From a few words, mostly prepositions, degrees of comparison are made by the briefer suffixes ra and ma: thus, ádhara and adhamá, ápara and apamá, ávara andavamá, úpara and upamá, ántara, ántama, paramá, madhyamá, caramá, antima, ādima,  paçcima. And ma is also used to make ordinals (below, 487).