-me

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Created during the Hungarian language reform which took place in the 18th–19th centuries. The neologists formed new words with it after artificially deducing it from words ending in -ma/-me. [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-me

  1. (noun suffix, rare) Added to a word to form a noun.
    ér (to be worth something) → érme (coin)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • (noun suffix) No longer productive. Harmonic variants:
    -ma is added to back vowel words
    -me is added to front vowel words

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

Latvian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-me

  1. Added to adjectives (sometimes to nouns) to form abstract nouns, especially those referring to the state or property that corresponds to the original adjective (like, e.g., Eng. -ity).

Derived terms[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-me

  1. Negates meaning of the verb.
    Bana ödevini yapmayı unuttuğunu söyleme!
    Don't tell me that you forgot to do your homework!
  2. Used to form verbal nouns.
    Okuldan sonra eczaneye gitmeyi unuttum.
    I forgot to go to the pharmacy after school.

Usage notes[edit]

  • It's used when the verb's last vowel is a front vowel.

See also[edit]