-énk

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-énk

  1. (adjective suffix, rare) Added to a monosyllable verb to form an adjective to express a permanent, habitual quality or nature.
    él (exist) → élénk (lively)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (adjective suffix) No longer productive. Harmonic variants:
    -ánk is added to back vowel verbs
    -énk is added to front vowel verbs

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