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a kocka el van vetve

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

a (the) + kocka (die) + el (away) + van (is; here: has been) + vetve (cast), literally: "the die has been cast away". El(…)vetve is the adverbial participle form of elvet, ’cast away’, with its prefix separated from the stem.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɒˈkot͡skɒ ˈɛlvɒn ˈvɛtvɛ]

PhraseEdit

a kocka el van vetve

  1. (idiomatic) the die is cast (the future is already determined; the recent actions are bound to have consequences)