See also: alul-




  1. adessive plural of ala



Lexicalization of al- + -l (locative suffix).[1]


  • IPA(key): [ˈɒlul]
  • Hyphenation: alul
  • Rhymes: -ul


alul (comparative alább, superlative legalul)

  1. at the bottom, below, under, beneath, underneath
    A szekrényben alul vannak a nagy könyvek.The large books are at the bottom in the cabinet.
    Synonyms: lent, lenn
    Antonyms: felül, fölül, fent, fenn, fönt, fönn

Usage notesEdit

This term may also be part of the split form of a verb prefixed with alul-, occurring when the main verb does not follow the prefix directly. It can be interpreted only with the related verb form, irrespective of its position in the sentence, e.g. meg tudták volna nézni (they could have seen it, from megnéz). For verbs with this prefix, see alul-; for an overview, Appendix:Hungarian verbal prefixes.

Derived termsEdit

Compound words



  1. below (with -n/-on/-en/-ön)
    várakozáson alulbelow expectations

Derived termsEdit


  1. ^ alul in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (‘Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

Further readingEdit

  • alul in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • alul in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2022)