-edel

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-edel

  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)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

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

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References[edit]

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