-köl

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-k (semelfactive suffix) +‎ -ö- +‎ -l (frequentative suffix)

Suffix[edit]

-köl

  1. (frequentative suffix) Often added to a sound-imitating stem to form a verb to indicate repetitive action.
    fröcsköl (to sprinkle)

Usage notes[edit]

  • No longer productive. It is used only in a few words. Harmonic variants:
    -kol is added to back vowel words
    -kel is added to unrounded front vowel words
    -köl is added to rounded front vowel words
  • See also the frequentative suffix variants -kál/-kél.

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