-ény

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ény

  1. (nominal suffix) Added to a word to form a noun or less frequently an adjective.
    köt (to tie) → kötény (apron)
    szer (adequate mode) → szerény (modest)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (nominal suffix) No longer productive. Harmonic variants:
    -ány is added to back vowel words
    -ény is added to front vowel words

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