tarhonya

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hungarian.

Noun[edit]

tarhonya (uncountable)

  1. A kind of egg-based pasta in the shape of small balls.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 807:
      chocolates, coffee, biscuits, tinned sausages, wine, boxes of dried noodles of various shapes and sizes, a white cloth bag of tarhonya from the previous century.

Hungarian[edit]

tarhonya

Etymology[edit]

Circa 1600, from Ottoman Turkish ترخانه(tarhâna), from Persian ترخانه(tarxâne, tarhana), from تر(tar, wet) + خوان(khwān, food, tablecloth, dining table). Modern Turkish spelling is tarhana.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒrɦoɲɒ]
  • Hyphenation: tar‧ho‧nya

Noun[edit]

tarhonya (plural tarhonyák)

  1. a traditional Hungarian egg-based pasta grain

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative tarhonya tarhonyák
accusative tarhonyát tarhonyákat
dative tarhonyának tarhonyáknak
instrumental tarhonyával tarhonyákkal
causal-final tarhonyáért tarhonyákért
translative tarhonyává tarhonyákká
terminative tarhonyáig tarhonyákig
essive-formal tarhonyaként tarhonyákként
essive-modal
inessive tarhonyában tarhonyákban
superessive tarhonyán tarhonyákon
adessive tarhonyánál tarhonyáknál
illative tarhonyába tarhonyákba
sublative tarhonyára tarhonyákra
allative tarhonyához tarhonyákhoz
elative tarhonyából tarhonyákból
delative tarhonyáról tarhonyákról
ablative tarhonyától tarhonyáktól
Possessive forms of tarhonya
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. tarhonyám tarhonyáim
2nd person sing. tarhonyád tarhonyáid
3rd person sing. tarhonyája tarhonyái
1st person plural tarhonyánk tarhonyáink
2nd person plural tarhonyátok tarhonyáitok
3rd person plural tarhonyájuk tarhonyáik

See also[edit]