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    what does comparat-evily mean ?

    hello teacher
    I read this paragraph many times but I didn't get what does it mean ?
    what make it difficult is this part
    " comparat-ively small number "
    I dont know what does "comparat-evily " mean ?
    so please can anybody explain it for me , in details all the paragraph if that possible please

    the paragraph is :

    "this broke the contiguity of the country and left three bulges of western roman-inhabited territory cut-off from the larger Roman body . A comparat-ively small number of Romans became " Greek " under the empire mandate "

    thanks in advance

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    Re: what does comparat-evily mean ?

    Hello Herbiji

    If the hyphen is present in the text, it's a mistake: the word is "comparatively". (Perhaps the hyphen is the remnant of an old line-break.)

    Comparatively means "in relation to X" or "in comparison with X". So 3 is "a comparatively small number", in relation to 1,200.

    In your example, it means that, in comparison with the total number of Romans, a small number of Romans became Greek.

    MrP

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    Re: what does comparat-evily mean ?

    oh , thanks alot dear teacher " MrPedantic "
    I didn't notice that both " comparat " and " evily " can make a single word
    " comparatevily " so it's a mistake
    again thanks dear

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    Re: what does comparat-evily mean ?

    Yes, I was puzzled too, at first!

    See you around,
    MrP

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