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Uncertain. Perhaps from Proto-Uralic *ńᴕkkɜ (neck).[1][2]


  • IPA(key): [ˈɲɒk]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒk


nyak (plural nyakak)

  1. (anatomy) neck (the part of the body connecting the head and the trunk found in humans and some animals)
  2. neck (the part of a shirt, dress etc., which fits a person's neck)
  3. neck (the tapered part of a bottle toward the opening)
  4. (music) neck (the extension of any stringed instrument on which a fingerboard is mounted)


Inflection (stem in -a-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative nyak nyakak
accusative nyakat nyakakat
dative nyaknak nyakaknak
instrumental nyakkal nyakakkal
causal-final nyakért nyakakért
translative nyakká nyakakká
terminative nyakig nyakakig
essive-formal nyakként nyakakként
inessive nyakban nyakakban
superessive nyakon nyakakon
adessive nyaknál nyakaknál
illative nyakba nyakakba
sublative nyakra nyakakra
allative nyakhoz nyakakhoz
elative nyakból nyakakból
delative nyakról nyakakról
ablative nyaktól nyakaktól
possessive - singular
nyaké nyakaké
possessive - plural
nyakéi nyakakéi
Possessive forms of nyak
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. nyakam nyakaim
2nd person sing. nyakad nyakaid
3rd person sing. nyaka nyakai
1st person plural nyakunk nyakaink
2nd person plural nyakatok nyakaitok
3rd person plural nyakuk nyakaik

Derived terms[edit]

Compound words


  1. ^ Entry #650 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics.
  2. ^ nyak 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]

  • nyak 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