mert

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See also: Mert and mért

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English mert, shortened from merchant.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mert (plural merts)

  1. (Cape Afrikaans) A drug dealer.

Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin meritum.

Noun[edit]

mert m (plural merts)

  1. merit

Related terms[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛrt]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mert
  • Rhymes: -ɛrt

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortened from meret, an obsolete variant of miért (why).[1]

Conjunction[edit]

mert

  1. because (by or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that)
    Becsuktam az ablakot, mert fáztam. or Azért csuktam be az ablakot, mert fáztam.I closed the window because I was cold. (literally, “The reason why I closed the window was that I was cold.”)
    Synonyms: mivel, ugyanis, minthogy, merthogy, hiszen, miután (partially synonymous)
    Coordinate term: azért (“the reason why”, optionally supplied in the focus position of the main clause)
Derived terms[edit]
Compound words

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

mer (to dare; to ladle) +‎ -t (past-tense and past-participle suffix)

Verb[edit]

mert

  1. third-person singular indicative past indefinite of mer

Participle[edit]

mert

  1. past participle of mer
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative mert mertek
accusative mertet merteket
dative mertnek merteknek
instrumental merttel mertekkel
causal-final mertért mertekért
translative mertté mertekké
terminative mertig mertekig
essive-formal mertként mertekként
essive-modal
inessive mertben mertekben
superessive merten merteken
adessive mertnél merteknél
illative mertbe mertekbe
sublative mertre mertekre
allative merthez mertekhez
elative mertből mertekből
delative mertről mertekről
ablative merttől mertektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
merté merteké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
mertéi mertekéi

References[edit]

  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

Further reading[edit]

  • mert in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish مرد(mert, man), hence the given name.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mert (comparative daha mert, superlative en mert)

  1. manly; valiant
  2. (figuratively) man of his word

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

mert in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu