-eg

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-e- +‎ -g

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-eg

  1. (frequentative suffix) Added to a stem - often an onomatopoeia - to form a verb expressing a (quickly) repeating or continuous action.
    ketyeg ‎(to tick (like a clock))
  2. (nominal suffix) Added to a verb or a stem to form a noun or an adjective.
    töm ‎(to stuff) → tömeg ‎(mass)
    sző ‎(to weave) → szöveg ‎(text)
    ‎(to shoot, to fire) → löveg ‎(cannon, gun)
    hideg ‎(cold)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (frequentative suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -g is added to words ending in a vowel
    -og is added to some back vowel words
    -ag is added to other back vowel words
    -eg is added to unrounded front vowel words
    -ög is added to rounded front vowel words
  • (nominal suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -g is added to words ending in a vowel
    -ag is added to back vowel words
    -eg is added to front vowel words

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German -ag, -ig, from Proto-Germanic *-agaz, *-īgaz, *-ugaz, each a variant of a common suffix *-gaz.

Suffix[edit]

-eg

  1. -y, forming adjectives from nouns or verb stems

Derived terms[edit]