HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

él (to live) +‎ -tet (causative suffix)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ ˈeːltɛt]
  • Hyphenation: él‧tet
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

VerbEdit

éltet

  1. (transitive) to let or help someone live, to keep someone alive
    Isten éltessen (sokáig)! (téged (you [informal]) is usually omitted)Many happy returns! (literally, “May God keep you alive (for a long time)!”)
    Isten éltesse (sokáig)! (önt (you [formal]) is usually omitted)Many happy returns! (literally, “May God keep you alive (for a long time)!”)
  2. (transitive) to wish someone to live
  3. (transitive) to cheer someone or something
    Synonyms: éljenez, üdvözöl, köszönt, ünnepel
  4. (transitive) to keep someone in one's remembrance

ConjugationEdit

Further readingEdit

  • éltet in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031
  • éltet in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.