borjú

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Etymology[edit]

From a Turkic language, compare Chuvash p'uru, Turkish buzağı ‎(calf).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈborjuː/
  • Hyphenation: bor‧jú

Noun[edit]

borjú ‎(plural borjúk or borjak)

  1. calf (young cow or bull)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

There are two forms for the possessive third-person with different meanings. Singular:

a tehén borja - the calf of the cow (the mother)
a gazda borjúja - the calf of the farmer (the owner)

Plural:

a tehén borjai - the calves of the cow
a gazda borjúi - the calves of the farmer

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References[edit]

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