lencse

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from a South Slavic language around 1325. Compare Bulgarian леща (lešta), Serbo-Croatian leća, Slovene leča. First it was used in the sense of plant. Later, after German influence, it also emerged as a medical term (in anatomy) [1787] and in optics [1799].[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛnt͡ʃɛ]
  • Hyphenation: len‧cse

Noun[edit]

lencse (plural lencsék)

  1. lentil (seed used as food)
  2. lens (object focusing or defocusing the light passing through it)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative lencse lencsék
accusative lencsét lencséket
dative lencsének lencséknek
instrumental lencsével lencsékkel
causal-final lencséért lencsékért
translative lencsévé lencsékké
terminative lencséig lencsékig
essive-formal lencseként lencsékként
essive-modal
inessive lencsében lencsékben
superessive lencsén lencséken
adessive lencsénél lencséknél
illative lencsébe lencsékbe
sublative lencsére lencsékre
allative lencséhez lencsékhez
elative lencséből lencsékből
delative lencséről lencsékről
ablative lencsétől lencséktől
Possessive forms of lencse
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. lencsém lencséim
2nd person sing. lencséd lencséid
3rd person sing. lencséje lencséi
1st person plural lencsénk lencséink
2nd person plural lencsétek lencséitek
3rd person plural lencséjük lencséik

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