HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From an onomatopoeic (sound-imitative) root + -ag (frequentative verb-forming suffix).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɒt͡sɒɡ]
  • Hyphenation: ka‧cag
  • Rhymes: -ɒɡ

VerbEdit

kacag

  1. (intransitive, slightly literary) to laugh (heartily) (followed by -n/-on/-en/-ön)
    Synonyms: nevet, nevetgél, hahotázik, kacarászik
    Jót kacagott a tréfán.He laughed heartily at the joke.
  2. (transitive, slightly literary, exaggerated) to laugh a lot (in certain set phrases only, followed by -ra/-re)
    Betegre kacagtuk magunkat.We laughed ourselves silly.
  3. (transitive, intransitive, slightly literary) to laugh at someone or something (followed by -n/-on/-en/-ön) (to evince contempt or pity for someone)

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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