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Alternative forms[edit]


From the same unattested stem of unknown origin as feled (to forget) + -ejt (causative suffix).[1]


  • IPA(key): [ˈfɛlɛjt]
  • Hyphenation: fe‧lejt
  • Rhymes: -ɛjt



  1. (transitive) to forget
    Synonyms: elfelejt, feled, elfeled, megfeledkezik, elfeledkezik
    Régen jól tudtam angolul, de az utóbbi években sokat felejtettem.I used to speak English quite well, but I have been forgetting much in the recent years.
  2. (transitive) to leave something unintentionally (somewhere or in some state), because of forgetting about it
    Nyitva felejtettem az ajtót.I (unintentionally) left the door open.
    A kocsiban felejtettem a csomagot.I (unintentionally) left the package in the car.


Its definite-object negative imperative forms are used interchangeably with the corresponding forms of feled, e.g. ne felejtsd ~ ne feledd “don't forget [informal]”, ne felejtse ~ ne feledje “don't forget [formal]”, ne felejtsük ~ ne feledjük “let's not forget”.

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  1. ^ felejt in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (‘Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)