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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From lepel (wrap) +‎ -ez (verb-forming suffix). Created during the Hungarian language reform which took place in the 18th–19th centuries.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛplɛz]
  • Hyphenation: lep‧lez

VerbEdit

leplez

  1. (transitive) to hide, conceal, disguise, mask, cover up (to hide something from view or from public knowledge, to try to keep something secret)
    Synonyms: takargat, palástol, kendőz, álcáz, fedez, véka alá rejt, titokban tart
    Nem tudtam leplezni a meglepetésemet.I couldn't conceal my surprise.
  2. (transitive, military) to camouflage (to hide or disguise something by covering it up or changing the way it looks)
    Synonym: álcáz

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

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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
  2. ^ Eőry, Vilma. Értelmező szótár+ (’Explanatory Dictionary Plus’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2007. →ISBN

Further readingEdit

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