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Of unknown origin[1] + -ik.


  • IPA(key): [ˈbiːzik]
  • Hyphenation: bí‧zik



  1. (intransitive) to trust (someone or something -ban/-ben)
    bízik a jövőbento trust the future
    Mindenki bízik bennem.Everybody trusts me.

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is a member of one of those (few) quasi-homonymous verb pairs that exist both with and without an -ik ending. All suffixed forms of these pairs are identical (sometimes they can even have derived forms that coincide), with the exception of their dictionary form (the third-person singular indicative present, with or without -ik), the transitive forms if one of them is transitive (if either, it is the one without -ik) as well as an optional first-person singular indicative present indefinite form of the -ik verb. However, the meaning of these pairs is often unrelated. Examples include bánbánik, (el)vesz(el)veszik, érérik, nyúlnyúlik, (meg)bíz(meg)bízik and törtörik (the latter two pairs with related meanings; tör[ik] along with their verbal prefixes). Therefore one may well need to check the context and the verb arguments to ascertain which member of the verb pair is relevant.


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  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN