See also: csip



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]




  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


Derived termsEdit

(With verbal prefixes):


  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)