-nok

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Slavic origin, compare Serbo-Croatian -nik, Russian -ник (nik). Both udvar (court) and udvarnok (courtier) were loanwords. Based on these two words, the -nok suffix was formed and attached to other words. [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-nok

  1. (noun suffix) Added to a word to form the name of an occupation.
    dal (song) → dalnok (singer)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (noun suffix) Variants:
    -nok is added to back vowel words
    -nök is added to front vowel words

Derived terms[edit]

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References[edit]

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