See also: het, hét, hèt, hết, het., and нет

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

3rd pers. sg. passive marker; -h (added when verb ends with a vowel; to avoid palatalisation) + et. See Albanian -et for more.

SuffixEdit

-het n

  1. Forms active verbs into mediopassive verbs. Indicating 3rd person singular, indicative, present: it is; (it) -s; (it) is -ing/-n/-ed/-t
    attached on active verbs ending with vowels (adding -h to avoid palatalisation):
    (it lets, leaves) + -hetlihet (it is left)
    lihet vetëm
    it is left alone

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HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-het

  1. (potential suffix, added to verbs):
    felejt (to forget)felejthet (may forget, can forget)
    1. may, having the potential to do or be something (expressing possibility)
      A hosszan magára hagyott kutya ugathat, nyüszíthet, bepisilhet vagy rombolhat.A dog left alone for a long time may bark, whimper, wet itself, or destroy things.
      Synonym: lehet​/​meglehet​/​előfordulhat​/​megtörténhet​/​megeshet, hogy
    2. may, can, being permitted, allowed, or enabled to (expressing permission)
      Ebbe a házba bemehet a kutya.The dog is allowed to enter this house.
      Ezt én nem írhatom alá helyetted.I cannot (= am not allowed to) sign it instead of you.
      Synonym: (with the logical subject in the dative) szabad
    3. can (expressing opportunity)
      Ennél a forrásnál ihatunk vizet és meguzsonnázhatunk.At this spring we can drink water and have a snack.
      Synonym: (the argument supplied with -ra/-re or in the infinitive) módja/lehetősége van

Usage notesEdit

  • (potential suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -hat is added to back-vowel verbs
    -het is added to front-vowel verbs
  • To express can in the sense “to be able to”, see tud.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German -hēt, -heit, from Old Saxon -hēd, from Proto-Germanic *haiduz (manner, way; state), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keyt-, *(s)keydʰ- (clear, bright, shining).

Cognate with Danish -hed, Swedish -het, German -heit, Dutch -heid and English -hood.

SuffixEdit

-het m or f

  1. Suffix giving an adjective a nounal meaning; -ness -ity.
    kjølig - kjølighet (cool - coolness)

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish -het, which is borrowed from Middle Low German -heit, from Proto-Germanic *haiduz. Cognate with Danish -hed, German -heit, Dutch -heid, English -hood.[1]

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-het c

  1. Productive suffix giving an adjective a nounal meaning; -ness, -ity
    nödvändig - nödvändighet (necessary - necessity)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ -het in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)

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