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-lat

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

-l +‎ -at, created during the Hungarian language reform which took place in the 18th–19th centuries. The neologists popularized it based on verbs ending in -l and further derived with -at/-et. [1]

SuffixEdit

-lat

  1. (noun suffix) Added to different parts of speech to form a noun.
    magas (tall) → magaslat (elevation)

Usage notesEdit

  • (noun suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -lat is added to a back vowel word
    -let is added to a front vowel word

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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