faj

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: fáj

Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A formation from fal, or from Proto-Indo-European *spel 'to break'. Alternatively from Latin fallo ‎(deceive), compare English fault.

Noun[edit]

faj m

  1. guilt, blame
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *spanja, related to Germanic *spannjan to tighten, with a secondary expressive gemination, to be compared with Old Norse spenna ‎(to tighten)[1].

Verb[edit]

faj ‎(first-person singular past tense fana, participle fanë)

  1. to fill, cram, surfeit
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “faj” in Vladimir Orel (1998), Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill Academic Publishers, page 93

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Finno-Ugric. It was a variant of fiú ‎(boy; son) in the Old Hungarian era and it was formed through a formal and functional split from it.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

faj ‎(plural fajok)

  1. race
  2. species

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

(Compound words):

References[edit]

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