rongy

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Proto-Finno-Ugric *raćɜ (rag).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈroɲɟ]
  • Hyphenation: rongy

Adjective[edit]

rongy (comparative rongyabb, superlative legrongyabb)

  1. (colloquial, derogatory) good-for-nothing, useless, worthless
    Synonyms: hitvány, silány, értéktelen, vacak
    rongy alakrotter, cad
    rongy időawful weather

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative rongy rongyok
accusative rongyot rongyokat
dative rongynak rongyoknak
instrumental ronggyal rongyokkal
causal-final rongyért rongyokért
translative ronggyá rongyokká
terminative rongyig rongyokig
essive-formal rongyként rongyokként
essive-modal rongyul
inessive rongyban rongyokban
superessive rongyon rongyokon
adessive rongynál rongyoknál
illative rongyba rongyokba
sublative rongyra rongyokra
allative rongyhoz rongyokhoz
elative rongyból rongyokból
delative rongyról rongyokról
ablative rongytól rongyoktól

Noun[edit]

rongy (plural rongyok)

  1. cloth (a piece of cloth used for cleaning)
  2. rag, shred, tatter (a shred of torn cloth)
  3. rag (tattered clothes)
  4. (by extension, colloquial) clothes
    Nincs egy rongyom, amit felvegyek.I have nothing to wear. (literally: I don't have a rag to wear.)
  5. (slang) grand (a thousand forint banknote)
  6. (colloquial) scum, bastard (a reprehensible, morally depraved person)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative rongy rongyok
accusative rongyot rongyokat
dative rongynak rongyoknak
instrumental ronggyal rongyokkal
causal-final rongyért rongyokért
translative ronggyá rongyokká
terminative rongyig rongyokig
essive-formal rongyként rongyokként
essive-modal
inessive rongyban rongyokban
superessive rongyon rongyokon
adessive rongynál rongyoknál
illative rongyba rongyokba
sublative rongyra rongyokra
allative rongyhoz rongyokhoz
elative rongyból rongyokból
delative rongyról rongyokról
ablative rongytól rongyoktól
Possessive forms of rongy
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. rongyom rongyaim
2nd person sing. rongyod rongyaid
3rd person sing. rongya rongyai
1st person plural rongyunk rongyaink
2nd person plural rongyotok rongyaitok
3rd person plural rongyuk rongyaik

Derived terms[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry #851 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  2. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN