-ell

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French -el.

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Suffix[edit]

-ell

  1. pertaining or adhering to; adjectival suffix attaching to nouns

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ell

  1. (instantaneous suffix, rare) Added to a verb to form a new verb expressing instantaneous action. It is no longer productive in this sense.
    szökell ‎(to leap)
  2. (verb suffix) Added to an adjective to form a verb meaning "to consider/find/think as". In this sense, it is still productive.
    kevés ‎(few) → kevesell ‎(to find something too little or insufficient)

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
    sok ‎(many) → sokall ‎(to find something too much)
    -ell is added to front vowel words

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Swedish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ell

  1. -al, of or pertaining to; making an adjective based on a noun

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