zihál

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An onomatopoeia + -ál (frequentative verb-forming suffix).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈziɦaːl]
  • Hyphenation: zi‧hál
  • Rhymes: -aːl

Verb[edit]

zihál

  1. (intransitive) to pant, to breathe heavily
  2. (transitive) to speak, to say something while panting, breathing quickly in a labored manner, as after exertion or from eagerness or excitement

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References[edit]

  1. ^ zihál in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

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