See also: ent, Ent, ENT, ént, ënt, ent-, and ent.

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English -ent, also -ant, -aunt, etc., from Old French -ent and its source Latin -ēns (accusative singular -entem), suffix of present participles of verbs in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th conjugations.[1]

SuffixEdit

-ent

  1. Causing, promoting, or doing a certain action
    absorbent, efficient
  2. One that causes, promotes, or does a certain action
    agent, deterrent

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DutchEdit

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SuffixEdit

-ent

  1. -ent (Latinate suffix forming nouns and adjectives)



FrenchEdit

SuffixEdit

-ent

  1. A suffix denoting the third-person plural present indicative form of a verb

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

-e- (linking vowel) + -n (instantaneous suffix) + -t (causative suffix)[1]

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ent

  1. (instantaneous suffix) Added to a stem - often an onomatopoeia - to form a verb expressing an instantaneous action.
    tüsszent (to sneeze)

Usage notesEdit

  • (instantaneous suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -ant is added to back vowel words
    -ent is added to front vowel words

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

LatinEdit

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SuffixEdit

-ent

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ent

  1. (literary) verb suffix for the third-person plural imperfect/conditional
  2. (literary) verb suffix for the third-person plural imperative

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