HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈjɛlɛnt]
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  • Hyphenation: je‧lent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology 1Edit

jelenik (to appear) +‎ -t (causative suffix)[1]

VerbEdit

jelent

  1. (transitive) to mean, denote, indicate
    Ez mit jelent?What does this mean?
  2. (transitive) to report (to someone -nak/-nek), notify
    Jelentem az esetet az igazgatónak.I will report the issue to the director.
  3. (transitive) to present, pose, involve (e.g. difficulty, trouble, threat, risk, or danger)
Usage notesEdit

This form also occurs when a verbal prefix is separated from the verb:

ConjugationEdit
Derived termsEdit

(With verbal prefixes):

Etymology 2Edit

jelenik +‎ -t (past-tense suffix)

VerbEdit

jelent

  1. third-person singular indicative past indefinite of jelenik
Usage notesEdit

This form normally occurs when a verbal prefix is separated from the verb:

Etymology 3Edit

jelen (present) +‎ -t (accusative suffix)

NounEdit

jelent

  1. accusative singular of jelen
    Aki a múltban él, nem látja a jelent.One who lives in the past, does not see the present.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

Further readingEdit

  • (to mean, to report): jelent in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.