HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

el- +‎ esik

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

elesik

  1. (intransitive, of a person or animal) to fall down, to fall (to lose one's balance and fall to the ground)
  2. (intransitive) to fall, to die, to be killed in action, to be killed (in the war or battle)
    Synonyms: életét veszti, meghal
    A katona elesett a második világháborúban.The soldier was killed in World War II.
  3. (intransitive, of a city, castle, country) to fall, to collapse (to become overthrown or defeated, to be taken by the enemy)
  4. (intransitive, figurative, with -tól/-től) to become ineligible (to lose financial support or some other expected thing)

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Further readingEdit

  • elesik in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
  • elesik in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress)