-het

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-het

  1. can, could, may, might, be allowed to (possibility suffix added to verbs)
    felejt (to forget) → felejthet (may forget, can forget)

Usage notes[edit]

Member of the -hat/-het suffix cluster.

-hat is added to back vowel verbs
-het is added to front vowel verbs

Derived terms[edit]

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German -heit. Details: see below (Swedish).

Suffix[edit]

-het

  1. Suffix giving an adjective a nounal meaning; -ness.
    kjølig - kjølighet (cool - coolness)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish -het, which is borrowed from Middle Low German -heit. Cognate with Danish -hed, German -heit, Dutch -heid, English -hood.[1]

Suffix[edit]

-het

  1. Productive suffix giving an adjective a nounal meaning; -ness, -ity
    nödvändig - nödvändighet (necessary - necessity)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ -het in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)