válik

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Most likely from Proto-Finno-Ugric *walka- or *wïlka- (to descend, go down). Cognate with Finnish valkama (boat-shore, spot on the banks where a path across ice or water starts, haven), Northern Sami vuolgit (to go, leave, depart, be, become, go out from), Meadow Mari волем (volem, to go down, fall), and Northern Mansi vaᵞi̮li (to descend, be killed by a bear).[1] Possibly contaminated with the meaning "become", based off the root val-/vol- found in való (suitable, real, existing) and in some conjugations of the verb van (to be, exist) (volt, volna). The latter root comes from Proto-Finno-Ugric *wole- (to be, become).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaːlik/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: vá‧lik

Verb[edit]

válik

  1. to become, turn into
    a vér nem válik vízzé - the blood does not become water (proverb: blood is thicker than water)
  2. to divorce

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Álgu etymological database, entry #81933 (language: Hungarian, word: válik)