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From Proto-Uralic *ećɜ- (to fall) + -ik.[1][2]


  • IPA(key): [ˈɛʃik]
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  • Hyphenation: esik



  1. (intransitive) to fall
    Synonyms: leesik, hullik, lehullik
    A kenyér a vajas felére esett.The [slice of] bread fell on its buttered side.
  2. (intransitive, normally supplemented with the name of the precipitation) to rain, to snow
    Esik az eső.It is raining. (literally, “The rain is falling.”)
    Esik a hó.It is snowing. (literally, “The snow is falling.”)
    Esik még? (depending on context)Is it still raining/snowing?
  3. (intransitive) to cause someone to feel in some way (with -nak/-nek for the person affected)
    Hogy esne neked, ha...?How would you like/feel if ...?
    Jólesett az ebéd.approx. The lunch felt/was good.
  4. (intransitive) to happen
    Synonyms: megesik, történik
    Úgy esett, hogy ...It happened that ...


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  1. ^ Entry #127 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  2. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN