csiripel

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An onomatopoeia from the same stem as csirke (chicken) +‎ -el (frequentative verb-forming suffix).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈt͡ʃiripɛl]
  • Hyphenation: csi‧ri‧pel

Verb[edit]

csiripel

  1. (intransitive, of small birds) to chirp (to make a short, sharp, cheerful note)
  2. (intransitive, figuratively, colloquial, of a young child) to chirp, chatter (to speak continuously in a lively fashion but without serious content)
  3. (transitive, of a person) to chirp (to utter something in such a voice)

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References[edit]

  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