fél

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See also: fel and fel-

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *pele- ‎(to fear). Cognates include Finnish pelätä. [1][2]

Verb[edit]

fél

  1. (intransitive) to fear, to be afraid of something (-tól/-től)
    Félsz a pókoktól? - Are you afraid of spiders?
  2. (transitive, archaic) to fear something (-t/-at/-ot/-et/-öt)
    Nem félem a jövőt! - I don't fear the future!
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *pälä ‎(half; side). [3][2]

Noun[edit]

fél ‎(plural felek)

  1. half; either part of something divided into two
    Az ország nagyobbik felében esni fog az eső. - It will rain in the bigger part of the country.
  2. party, participant (e.g. at court etc.)
    A másik felet is hallgassuk meg - Let's hear the other party/participant of the events.
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative fél felek
accusative felet feleket
dative félnek feleknek
instrumental féllel felekkel
causal-final félért felekért
translative féllé felekké
terminative félig felekig
essive-formal félként felekként
essive-modal
inessive félben felekben
superessive félen feleken
adessive félnél feleknél
illative félbe felekbe
sublative félre felekre
allative félhez felekhez
elative félből felekből
delative félről felekről
ablative féltől felektől
Possessive forms of fél
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. felem feleim
2nd person sing. feled feleid
3rd person sing. fele felei
1st person plural felünk feleink
2nd person plural feletek feleitek
3rd person plural felük feleik
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Numeral[edit]

fél

  1. half (1/2)
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *pele ‎(column, stang). Cognates include Finnish pieli. [4]

Noun[edit]

fél

  1. post (like in door-post)
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry #739 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6
  3. ^ Entry #722 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  4. ^ Entry #738 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.