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Blend of rovátkolt +‎ barom, after the synonymous Latin insectum (insect; literally, ‘notched one’). Created during the Hungarian language reform, which took place in the 18th–19th centuries.


  • IPA(key): [ˈrovɒr]
  • Hyphenation: ro‧var
  • Rhymes: -ɒr


rovar (plural rovarok)

  1. insect


Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative rovar rovarok
accusative rovarot rovarokat
dative rovarnak rovaroknak
instrumental rovarral rovarokkal
causal-final rovarért rovarokért
translative rovarrá rovarokká
terminative rovarig rovarokig
essive-formal rovarként rovarokként
inessive rovarban rovarokban
superessive rovaron rovarokon
adessive rovarnál rovaroknál
illative rovarba rovarokba
sublative rovarra rovarokra
allative rovarhoz rovarokhoz
elative rovarból rovarokból
delative rovarról rovarokról
ablative rovartól rovaroktól
possessive - singular
rovaré rovaroké
possessive - plural
rovaréi rovarokéi
Possessive forms of rovar
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. rovarom rovaraim, rovarjaim
2nd person sing. rovarod rovaraid, rovarjaid
3rd person sing. rovara, rovarja rovarai, rovarjai
1st person plural rovarunk rovaraink, rovarjaink
2nd person plural rovarotok rovaraitok, rovarjaitok
3rd person plural rovaruk, rovarjuk rovaraik, rovarjaik

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Further reading[edit]

  • rovar 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