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Presumably a derived term. Its stem was perhaps is, an old variant of ős. Its endings (t and n) are diminutive suffixes.[1]


  • IPA(key): [ˈiʃtɛn]
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  • Hyphenation: Is‧ten

Proper nounEdit


  1. God (single god of monotheism)


Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative Isten Istenek
accusative Istent Isteneket
dative Istennek Isteneknek
instrumental Istennel Istenekkel
causal-final Istenért Istenekért
translative Istenné Istenekké
terminative Istenig Istenekig
essive-formal Istenként Istenekként
inessive Istenben Istenekben
superessive Istenen Isteneken
adessive Istennél Isteneknél
illative Istenbe Istenekbe
sublative Istenre Istenekre
allative Istenhez Istenekhez
elative Istenből Istenekből
delative Istenről Istenekről
ablative Istentől Istenektől
Possessive forms of Isten
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Istenem Isteneim
2nd person sing. Istened Isteneid
3rd person sing. Istene Istenei
1st person plural Istenünk Isteneink
2nd person plural Istenetek Isteneitek
3rd person plural Istenük Isteneik

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