világ

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *walke (light). Cognates include Finnish valkea, Estonian valge, Northern Sami vielgok.[1] The original meaning of the Hungarian word was illumination.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvilaːɡ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: vi‧lág

Noun[edit]

világ (plural világok)

  1. world
  2. (archaic, dialectal) illumination, light, brightness, sight

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry #1111 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 963 7094 01 6