HungarianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *mule- (to go by, pass) + -ik. Cognates include Erzya молемс (molems, to go).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

múlik

  1. (intransitive, of time) to pass, to go by, to elapse
    Synonyms: halad, telik, repül, pereg
    • 1906, Gyula Krúdy, A podolini kísértet,[1] chapter 6:
      A podolini Riminiszky-házban egyhangúan múltak a napok. A házigazda meggyógyult, és a medvebőrt többé senki sem terítette a sarokba, hogy Ancsurka macskájával oda letelepedjen.
  2. (intransitive, copulative, of age) to be past
    Pista harmincéves múlt.Steve is past thirty.
  3. (intransitive) to become less and less prominent
    Synonym: elül
  4. (intransitive, of pain) to subside, to stop gradually
    Synonyms: csökken, csillapodik, enyhül, szűnik
  5. (intransitive) to depend on, to be up to someone, to be a question/matter of something (-n/-on/-en/-ön)
    Synonyms: függ, áll
    Nem rajtam múlik.It's not up to me. (It does not depend on me.)

ConjugationEdit

The alternative form múlott instead of múlt is only used in the sense "to depend", or less often "to go by". The short form múlt can be used in all senses. Examples:

Nem rajtam múlott/múlt.It didn't depend on me.
Az idő egyre csak múlt, és még mindig nem jött válasz.Time was going by fast, and there was still no answer.
Próbáltam elaludni, de nem múlt a fájdalom.I tried to go to sleep, but the pain wouldn't subside.

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