-öng

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-öng

  1. (frequentative suffix) Added to a verb (or rarely to a noun or adjective) to form a verb denoting repetitive action.
    őrül (to go insane) → őrjöng (to be wild, furious, raging)
    düh (fury, rage) → dühöng (to be in a raging temper)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (frequentative suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -ong is added to back vowel words
    hajol (to bend) → hajlong (to bow repetitively)
    -eng is added to unrounded front vowel words
    derül (to clear up) → dereng (to dawn; to appear vaguely)
    -öng is added to rounded front vowel words
    őrül (to go insane) → őrjöng (to be wild, furious, raging)
    düh (fury, rage) → dühöng (to be in a raging temper)
    -ang is added to back vowel words (rare)
    lappang (to lurk)
    -ing is added to front vowel words (rare)
    kering (to circulate, orbit)

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