hón

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *kone (armpit). Cognates include Mansi ханул (hanul, armpit), Finnish kainalo and Estonian kaenal.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hón (plural hónok)

  1. (with possessive suffixes, only in fixed phrases): armpit, underarm, (under) someone’s arm
    a hónom alattunder my arm

Declension[edit]

Possessive forms of hón
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. hónom hónaim
2nd person sing. hónod hónaid
3rd person sing. hóna hónai
1st person plural hónunk hónaink
2nd person plural hónotok hónaitok
3rd person plural hónuk hónaik

Derived terms[edit]

Compound words

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry #348 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary. Internet Archive
  2. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. 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 second, revised, expanded edition published in 2021: →ISBN)

Further reading[edit]

  • hón 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

Icelandic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hón (personal pronoun):

  1. (archaic) she
    Var hón kvenna fríðust.
    And she was the fairest of all women.

Declension[edit]



Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

hón

  1. she (third-person nominative singular feminine personal pronoun)

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: hún
  • Faroese: hon
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: ho
  • Norwegian Bokmål: hu, a
  • Old Swedish: hōn
  • Elfdalian: ą̊
  • Westrobothnian: hu, ho
  • Danish: hun
    • Norwegian Bokmål: hun