fent

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old French fente, from Latin findēre (to cleave).

Noun[edit]

fent (plural fents)

  1. (UK, dialect) A slit or crack.
  2. (UK, dialect) A remnant; an odd piece left over.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

fent (uncountable)

  1. (slang) The drug fentanyl.

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fent

  1. present participle of fer

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɛnt]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in 1525. From the fen variant of fenn (above) +‎ -t (locative suffix).[1]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

fent (comparative feljebb or fentebb, superlative legfelül or legfentebb)

  1. above, up
    Synonyms: fönt, fenn, fönn, felül, fölül
  2. upstairs
  3. up, awake
    Synonym: ébren
Usage notes[edit]

The form fentebb and the uncommon legfentebb are only used in formal style with említett (or a synonymous verb), in the sense “above-mentioned” or “aforesaid”. In the literal sense, feljebb (or its variant följebb) and legfelül (or its variant legfölül) are used as its comparative and superlative.

Derived terms[edit]
Compound words

Etymology 2[edit]

fen +‎ -t

Verb[edit]

fent

  1. third-person singular indicative past indefinite of fen
    János késeket és ollókat fent.János sharpened / was sharpening knives and pairs of scissors.

Participle[edit]

fent

  1. past participle of fen
    Ez egy élesre fent kés.It is a knife whetted sharp.
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative fent fentek
accusative fentet fenteket
dative fentnek fenteknek
instrumental fenttel fentekkel
causal-final fentért fentekért
translative fentté fentekké
terminative fentig fentekig
essive-formal fentként fentekként
essive-modal
inessive fentben fentekben
superessive fenten fenteken
adessive fentnél fenteknél
illative fentbe fentekbe
sublative fentre fentekre
allative fenthez fentekhez
elative fentből fentekből
delative fentről fentekről
ablative fenttől fentektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
fenté fenteké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
fentéi fentekéi

Etymology 3[edit]

fen (fen, Chinese monetary subunit) +‎ -t (accusative suffix)

Noun[edit]

fent

  1. accusative singular of fen

References[edit]

  1. ^ fent 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.)

Further reading[edit]

  • fent in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN