-gat

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-g ‎(frequentative suffix) +‎ -at ‎(causative suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-gat

  1. (frequentative suffix) Mostly added to transitive verbs (less frequently to other types of words) to form new verbs denoting repetitive action. It may also change the meaning.
    hall ‎(to hear) → hallgat ‎(to listen, to be quiet)
    mos ‎(to wash) → mosogat ‎(to do the dishes)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (frequentative suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -gat is added to back vowel words
    -get is added to front vowel words
    -ogat is added to back vowel words
    -eget is added to unrounded front vowel words
    -öget is added to rounded front vowel words

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