See also: keresztül-



Lexicalization of kereszt (cross) +‎ -l (ablative suffix), compare fölül, körül,[1] belül, elöl, mögül.


  • IPA(key): [ˈkɛrɛstyl]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ke‧resz‧tül
  • Rhymes: -yl



  1. through, across, over (from one side of an opening to the other, with -n/-on/-en/-ön)
  2. by means of, via, through
  3. for (expressing the duration of time)

Usage notesEdit

This term may also be part of the split form of a verb prefixed with keresztül-, occurring when the main verb does not follow the prefix directly. It can be interpreted only with the related verb form, irrespective of its position in the sentence, e.g. meg tudták volna nézni (they could have seen it, from megnéz). For verbs with this prefix, see keresztül-; for an overview, Appendix:Hungarian verbal prefixes.

Derived termsEdit

Compound words


  1. ^ keresztül in Gerstner, Károly (ed.). Új magyar etimológiai szótár. (’New Etymological Dictionary of Hungarian’). Beta version. Budapest, MTA Nyelvtudományi Intézet / ELKH Nyelvtudományi Kutatóközpont, 2011–2022. (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary).

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