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.
- a diminutive suffix; for example:
-l + -et, created during the Hungarian language reform which took place in the 18th-19th centuries.
- 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”)
- Member of the following suffix cluster:
- -lat is added to a back vowel word
- -let is added to a front vowel word