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)
    Synonyms: mivel, ugyanis, minthogy, merthogy, hiszen, (partially synonymous) miután
    Coordinate term: (“the reason why”, optionally supplied in the focus position of the main clause) azért
    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.”)
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. ^ mert 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]

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

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkishمرد(merd, man), hence the given name.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mert

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

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

mert”, in Turkish dictionaries, Türk Dil Kurumu