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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

-s (adjective-forming suffix) +‎ (adjective-forming suffix). The parts cohered in the Ancient Hungarian period.[1]

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ső

  1. (adjective-forming suffix) Added to a noun or a stem to form an adjective.
    el (first)
    vég (end)vég (final)
    mell (chest)mell (front, for limbs)

Usage notesEdit

  • (adjective-forming suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -só is added to back vowel words
    -ső is added to front vowel words
  • The superlative form of the produced adjective is leg-…-ső. The usual -bb suffix is added only in exceptional cases:
    első - elsőbb - legelső - legeslegelső

Derived termsEdit


See alsoEdit

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