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It was formed as a compound of -d(frequentative suffix) +‎ -l(nominal suffix) presumably in the Old Hungarian era. [1]




  1. (noun suffix, rare) Added to a verb to form a noun to express the action and the object of the action.
    él(to live)eledel(food)


Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative -edel -edelek
accusative -edelt -edeleket
dative -edelnek -edeleknek
instrumental -edellel -edelekkel
causal-final -edelért -edelekért
translative -edellé -edelekké
terminative -edelig -edelekig
essive-formal -edelként -edelekként
inessive -edelben -edelekben
superessive -edelen -edeleken
adessive -edelnél -edeleknél
illative -edelbe -edelekbe
sublative -edelre -edelekre
allative -edelhez -edelekhez
elative -edelből -edelekből
delative -edelről -edelekről
ablative -edeltől -edelektől
Possessive forms of -edel
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. -edelem -edeleim
2nd person sing. -edeled -edeleid
3rd person sing. -edele -edelei
1st person plural -edelünk -edeleink
2nd person plural -edeletek -edeleitek
3rd person plural -edelük -edeleik

Usage notes[edit]

  • No longer productive. Harmonic variants:
    -adal is added to back vowel stems
    -edel is added to front vowel stems

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6