-all

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-all

  1. obsolete spelling of -al
    line + -alllineall
    base + -allbasall
    cranium + -allcraniall
Usage notes[edit]

If the root word ended in l, the variant -ar was often used instead. Sometimes both forms were found: linear, lineall.

Etymology 2[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-all

  1. Relating to the whole of something.
    catch-all
    end-all

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-all

  1. (instantaneous suffix, rare) Added to a verb to form a new verb expressing instantaneous action. It is no longer productive in this sense.
    fuvall ‎(to blow (wind))
  2. (verb suffix) Added to an adjective to form a verb meaning "to consider/find/think as". In this sense, it is still productive.
    sok ‎(many) → sokall ‎(to find something too much)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (all senses) Harmonic variants:
    -ll is added to words ending in a vowel. Final -a changes to -á.
    drága ‎(expensive) → drágáll ‎(to find something expensive)
    -all is added to back vowel words
    -ell is added to front vowel words

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