zűrzavar

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Internal development from the Old Hungarian verb zűrzavar ‎(to mix up) which in turn originated as a twin word from the Old Hungarian zúr - zűr (“to stir”) and zavar ‎(to disturb). For similar twin structures, compare csetlik-botlik, dúl-fúl. The verb zűrzavar became a noun influenced by the fact that the word zavar is both a noun and a verb. Today it is used only as a noun.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzyːrzɒvɒr/
  • Hyphenation: zűr‧za‧var

Noun[edit]

zűrzavar ‎(plural zűrzavarok)

  1. chaos, disorder, confusion

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6