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Of unknown origin.[1]


  • IPA(key): [ˈsaːlː]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: száll



  1. (intransitive) to fly, soar
    Synonyms: repül, szárnyal
    A madár magasan száll.The bird flies high.
    • 1863, János Arany, Buda halála,[1] canto 6:
      Száll a madár, ágrul ágra, […]
  2. (intransitive, of time) to pass
    Synonyms: telik, repül
    Gyorsan száll az idő.The time is passing rapidly.
  3. (intransitive) to settle onto something (followed by -ra/-re)
    Synonym: telepedik
    A madár egy faágra szállt.The bird alighted on a tree branch.
  4. (intransitive, of inheritance, legacy) to come into someone's ownership, to fall on someone, to be transferred to someone by law (followed by -ra/-re)
    Synonym: jut
    Az örökség rám száll.The inheritance is transferred to me or I get the inheritance.
  5. (intransitive) to get into something (followed by -ba/-be, -ra/-re)
    Kocsiba szálltak.They got into a car.
    Hajóra szálltak.They boarded a ship.


Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with the noun szál (thread) which is pronounced with a short l.

Derived terms[edit]

(With verbal prefixes):



  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN