-l (verb-forming suffix) + -at (noun-forming suffix), 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]



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

Usage notesEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


  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