From Proto-Ugric or perhaps Proto-Uralic *pᴕtɜ (crust of ice/snow; to freeze)[1][2] + -ik.


  • IPA(key): [ˈfaːzik]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fá‧zik
  • Rhymes: -aːzik



  1. (intransitive) to be cold, to feel cold, to feel chilly
    Synonyms: didereg, vacog, remeg, reszket
    Antonym: melege van
    Fázom.I'm cold.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively, colloquial) to shy away from, to be averse to, to shrink from, to get cold feet (followed by -tól/-től) (to become nervous or anxious about an upcoming event when thinking about it)
    Synonyms: fél, tart, húzódozik, idegenkedik, vonakodik, viszolyog
    Fázott ettől a beszélgetéstől.He/she was anxious about this conversation.


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  1. ^ Entry #839 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary. Internet Archive
  2. ^ fázik 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.)

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