See also: nyi, nyí, nyî, Nýi, -nyî, and -nyĭ





  1. -ful, as much as. Added to a noun to form an adjective meaning "as much that can fit into", "as big as …".
    villa (fork)villányi (forkful; as much that fills a fork)
    tenyér (palm of the hand)tenyérnyi (as big as a palm)
    Magyarország (Hungary) → egy magyarországnyi terület (“an area as big as that of Hungary”, i.e. approx. an Indiana-sized area)

Usage notesEdit

There are several Hungarian surnames (and eponymous street names) apparently with -nyi ending, however, they usually derive from the name of a settlement that ends in -ny, so they do not contain this suffix. Some examples are Öttevényi (from Öttevény), Herényi (from Herény), Ladányi (from Ladány), Petényi/Pethényi (from Petény). Hence, their derivation from the -nyi ending is unlikely, though possible (e.g. petényi “as big as an egg cell”, from pete “egg cell”).

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  1. non-past marker, applied to verbs of class 3 to indicate non-past tense