el-

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Etymology[edit]

From el ‎(from).

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el-

  1. from
  2. all the way, to a significant degree of completion, up

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Hungarian[edit]

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el-

  1. (verbal prefix) indicates actions whose direction is pointing away from the speaker, either literally or figuratively
    megy ‎(to go, to walk) → elmegy ‎(to go away)
    vet ‎(to throw, to cast) → elvet ‎(to dismiss, to rule out, to throw out (a plan or a possible solution))
    néz ‎(to look) → elnéz ‎(to excuse, to forgive)
  2. (verbal prefix) indicates the unsuccessful or inaccurate completion of an action
    ír ‎(to write) → elír ‎(to misspell)
    számol ‎(to calculate) → elszámol ‎(to miscalculate)
    néz ‎(to look) → elnéz ‎(to overlook)
  3. (verbal prefix) indicates separation, deprivation, etc.
    lop ‎(to steal something) → ellop ‎(to steal something from someone)
    zár ‎(to lock) → elzár ‎(to lock away, to store something securely)
  4. (verbal prefix) indicates perfection
    alszik ‎(to sleep) → elalszik ‎(to fall asleep)
    éget ‎(to burn) → eléget ‎(to burn away, to destroy completely by burning)
    játszik ‎(to act) → eljátszik ‎(to act out)
    fogy ‎(to decrease, to diminish (in size, quantity, etc.)) → elfogy ‎(to get used up)
  5. (verbal prefix) indicates continuity over a long period of time
    áll ‎(to stand) → eláll ‎((for food) to remain fresh, not to get spoiled)
    van ‎(to be, to exist) → elvan ‎(to entertain/amuse oneself)
    néz ‎(to look) → elnéz ‎(to observe something, to watch)
    játszik ‎(to play) → eljátszik ‎(to play for a long time)

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ali-, *alji-, *alja- ‎(other), from Proto-Indo-European *al- ‎(beyond, other). Akin to Old Saxon and Old High German eli- (German el-), Old Norse alja-.

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el-

  1. forming words with sense of "strange", "other" or "else", compare elþēodiġ ‎(strange, foreign), ellende ‎(in a foreign land); elcor ‎(elsewhere). See eldritch