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From Proto-Finno-Ugric *nᴕjɜ- (ńᴕjɜ-) (to stretch, extend)[1] + -jt (causative suffix).[2]


  • IPA(key): [ˈɲuːjt]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːjt



  1. (transitive) to stretch, to extend, to lengthen, to prolong
    Antonyms: összenyom, összehúz
    Middle-voice counterpart: nyúlik
  2. (transitive, cooking) to roll out (when baking)
  3. (transitive) to stretch (the muscles or limb, as in exercising)
    Antonyms: összeszorít, behúz, visszahúz
  4. (transitive) to pass, to hand (to hold an object away from one's body, towards someone so that they can take it)
  5. (transitive) to afford, to provide (an opportunity)
  6. (transitive) to grant, extend, bestow, impart, offer, render (e.g. help)


Derived terms[edit]

With verbal prefixes


  1. ^ Entry #606 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics.
  2. ^ nyújt 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]

  • nyújt 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