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Possibly from Proto-Ugric *oŋtɜ (side (part of body), rib).[1].


  • IPA(key): [ˈoldɒl]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ol‧dal
  • Rhymes: -ɒl


oldal (plural oldalak)

  1. (geometry) side (a bounding straight edge of a two-dimensional shape)
    Synonym: él
  2. (geometry) side, face (a flat surface of a three-dimensional object)
    Synonym: lap (a technical term in this sense)
  3. side (one half [left or right, top or bottom, front or back, etc.] of something or someone)
    Synonym: fél (usually with a possessive suffix in this sense)
  4. side (the portion of the human torso usually covered by the arms when they are not raised; the areas on the left and right between the belly or chest and the back)
  5. page (one side of a paper leaf on which one has written or printed)
    Synonym: lap (ambiguous, possibly referring to one or both surfaces)
  6. side (one possible aspect of a concept, person or thing)
    Synonyms: szempont, vonatkozás, aspektus
  7. side (a group having a particular allegiance in a conflict or competition)
    Synonyms: fél, párt (the latter only with a possessive suffix in this sense)


Inflection (stem in -a-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative oldal oldalak
accusative oldalt oldalakat
dative oldalnak oldalaknak
instrumental oldallal oldalakkal
causal-final oldalért oldalakért
translative oldallá oldalakká
terminative oldalig oldalakig
essive-formal oldalként oldalakként
inessive oldalban oldalakban
superessive oldalon oldalakon
adessive oldalnál oldalaknál
illative oldalba oldalakba
sublative oldalra oldalakra
allative oldalhoz oldalakhoz
elative oldalból oldalakból
delative oldalról oldalakról
ablative oldaltól oldalaktól
possessive - singular
oldalé oldalaké
possessive - plural
oldaléi oldalakéi
Possessive forms of oldal
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. oldalam oldalaim
2nd person sing. oldalad oldalaid
3rd person sing. oldala oldalai
1st person plural oldalunk oldalaink
2nd person plural oldalatok oldalaitok
3rd person plural oldaluk oldalaik

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  1. ^ Entry #1820 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary. Internet Archive

Further reading[edit]

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