kertel

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as kerít, kerül + the frequentative verbal suffix -tel

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɛrtɛl/
  • Hyphenation: ker‧tel

Verb[edit]

kertel

  1. (intransitive) hedge (to evade the truth deliberately when answering questions)
    Ne kertelj, mondd meg az igazat! - Don't hedge, tell the truth!
  2. (archaic) fence (build a fence around the garden) as in this nursery rhyme [1]:
    Én kis kertet kerteltem, bazsarózsát ültettem.
    Szél, szél fújdogálja, eső, eső veregeti, hú!
    I fenced a little garden, I planted a peony,
    Wind, wind keeps blowing it gently, rain, rain keeps falling on it gently, huh!

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