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From an onomatopoeic (sound-imitative) root + -og (frequentative suffix).[1]


  • IPA(key): [ˈloboɡ]
  • Hyphenation: lo‧bog



  1. (intransitive) to flutter, wave, fly (of a light material moved by wind or other force: to flap or wave quickly but irregularly)
    Synonyms: leng, lebeg, lebben
    Zászlók lobognak a szélben.Flags flutter in the wind.
    A hajuk lobogott a szélben.Their hair was flying in the wind.
  2. (intransitive, of fire) to flame, blaze, burn (to be on fire, especially producing a lot of flames and light)
    Synonym: ég
    Vidáman lobogott a tábortűz.The campfire blazed merrily.
  3. (intransitive, of water) to boil with lots of bubbling
    Synonym: bugyborékolva forr
    Lobog a víz!The water is rolling boil!
  4. (intransitive, figuratively, of emotions) to burn, blaze (to be consumed with and show strong emotions, such as desire, love, anger, rage, zeal)
    Lobog bennük a harci kedv.They are burning with fighting spirit.


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  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN