See also: csip

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Proto-Finno-Ugric *ćᴕ̈ppɜ (pinch, fingertip; to pinch).[1][2]

Alternatively, possibly from Proto-Turkic *čɨm- (pinch), compare Chuvash чӑбат (čăbat), Turkish çimdik, çimcik.[1]

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

csíp

  1. (transitive) to pinch
  2. (transitive) to sting (bee, nettle), bite (mosquito), peck (bird)
  3. (transitive) to nip, cut (wind), burn (spice)
  4. (transitive, dated, slang) to dig (to appreciate or like)
    Synonyms: kedvel, szeret, (the latter is colloquial) bír

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

(With verbal prefixes):

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Entry #90 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary.
  2. ^ csíp 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

  • csíp 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
  • csíp 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)