First attested at the end of the 12th century. A loanword from an Oghur Turkic language before the times of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin (at the turn of the 9th and 10th centuries). Ultimately from Proto-Turkic *boĺo- (“to free, liberate”) which is a derivation from the adjective *boĺ (“empty, free”). Cognate with Turkish boşamak (“to divorce, to end one's own marriage”), Karakhanid بُشُوماقْ (bošūmāq, “to divorce, to get loose”). The ending -t is a causative suffix.
- (transitive) to let go or pass, to admit to some place (to allow to get somewhere)
- (transitive) to issue, to discharge, to release, to send out (to cause or help to get somewhere)
- (transitive) to emit, to emanate, to let out, to let off, to give off (to let out liquid or gas)
(With verbal prefixes):
- accusative of
- ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN