-let

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English, from Middle French -el, from Latin -ellus + Middle French -et, from Latin -ittus, both diminutive suffixes. Replaced Middle English -el, from Old English -el, -il.

Suffix[edit]

-let

  1. a diminutive suffix; for example:

Derived terms[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-l +‎ -et, created during the Hungarian language reform which took place in the 18th–19th centuries. The neologists popularized it based on verbs ending in -l and further derived with -at/-et. [1]

Suffix[edit]

-let

  1. (noun suffix) Added to different parts of speech to form a noun.
    rész (part) → részlet (detail)
    keres (to search) → kereslet (demand (in economics))
    egy (one) → egylet (society, association, club)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (noun suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -lat is added to a back vowel word
    -let is added to a front vowel word

Derived terms[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6