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  • (archaic preterite [historic past] tense suffix) Variants:
    -a is added to back-vowel verbs to create the indefinite third-person singular form
    -e is added to front-vowel verbs to create the indefinite third-person singular form
    is added to back-vowel verbs to create indefinite and definite forms (with or without personal suffixes)
    is added to front-vowel verbs to create indefinite and definite forms (with or without personal suffixes)

The full paradigm is identical in most cases with the conditional suffixes, except for an -(a/e)n (e.g. várnék vs. várék, tanítanának vs. tanítának):

The exceptional forms include vala (cf. modern volt):

the other forms sometimes exist in parallel with the regular forms lőn (cf. modern lett), tőn (cf. modern tett, archaic teve), vőn (cf. modern vett), őn (cf. modern evett), and hűn (cf. modern hitt).[1]