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Shortened from fémlik, a variant form of fénylik (to shine, glitter). Created during the Hungarian language reform which took place in the 18th–19th centuries.[1]


  • IPA(key): [ˈfeːm]
  • (file)


fém (plural fémek)

  1. (chemistry) metal (any of a number of chemical elements in the periodic table that form a metallic bond with other metal atoms; generally shiny, somewhat malleable and hard, often a conductor of heat and electricity)


Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative fém fémek
accusative fémet fémeket
dative fémnek fémeknek
instrumental fémmel fémekkel
causal-final fémért fémekért
translative fémmé fémekké
terminative fémig fémekig
essive-formal fémként fémekként
inessive fémben fémekben
superessive fémen fémeken
adessive fémnél fémeknél
illative fémbe fémekbe
sublative fémre fémekre
allative fémhez fémekhez
elative fémből fémekből
delative fémről fémekről
ablative fémtől fémektől
Possessive forms of fém
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. fémem fémeim
2nd person sing. fémed fémeid
3rd person sing. féme fémei
1st person plural fémünk fémeink
2nd person plural fémetek fémeitek
3rd person plural fémük fémeik


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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