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First attested after 1372 in the Old Hungarian era. Formed from the connection of the ablativus suffix -l and the suffix -g.




  1. (adverb suffix) -ly. Added to a word to form an adverb. Today it is mainly used with adjectives suffixed with -i and present participles. In the past, it was added to different parts of speech.
    egyhangú ‎(monotone) → egyhangúlag ‎(unanimously)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (adverb suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -lag is added to back vowel words
    -leg is added to front vowel words

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