See also: mégy



From Proto-Uralic *mene-. Cognates include Mansi мини (mini), Finnish mennä and Estonian minna.


  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛɟ]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛɟ



  1. (intransitive) to go, travel (whether on foot or by any vehicle)
    Perfective: elmegy
    Hyponyms: halad, utazik, közlekedik
  2. (intransitive) to work, operate, function
    Synonyms: működik, jár
  3. (intransitive, chiefly with így (in this way)) to happen, turn out
    Synonyms: történik, alakul, sikerül
  4. (intransitive, informal) to succeed (to turn out successfully)
    Synonym: sikerül
  5. (intransitive) to fit onto or into something (with -ra/-re or -ba/-be)
    Synonym: fér
  6. (intransitive, of thorn, splinter, dirt, insects, etc.) to get into (with -ba/-be)
    Synonyms: jut, kerül
  7. (intransitive, of programmes, shows, performances) to be on
    Synonym: műsoron van
  8. (intransitive) to go with, match (with -hoz/-hez/-höz)
    Synonym: illik
  9. (intransitive, with professions) to become (with -nak/-nek)
    Synonyms: lesz, válik
  10. (intransitive, of time) to go by, pass by
    Synonyms: telik, halad


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See alsoEdit

Similar-sounding but unrelated verbs; cf. obsolete menik

Further readingEdit

  • megy in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN