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Adjectives in -er form the Superlative by adding -rimus to the nominative. The comparative is regular: -

a. So vetus (gen. veteris) has superlative veterrimus, from the old form veter; and mátúrus, besides its regular superlative (mátúrissimus), has a rare form mátúrrimus.

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