See also: Mert and mért

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English mert, shortened from merchant.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mert (plural merts)

  1. (Cape Afrikaans) A drug dealer.

FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin meritum.

NounEdit

mert m (plural merts)

  1. merit

Related termsEdit


HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛrt]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mert
  • Rhymes: -ɛrt

Etymology 1Edit

Shortened from meret, an obsolete variant of miért (why).[1]

ConjunctionEdit

mert

  1. because (by or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that)
    Becsuktam az ablakot, mert fáztam. or Azért csuktam be az ablakot, mert fáztam.I closed the window because I was cold. (literally, “The reason why I closed the window was that I was cold.”)
    Synonyms: mivel, ugyanis, minthogy, merthogy, hiszen, (partially synonymous) miután
    Coordinate term: (“the reason why”, optionally supplied in the focus position of the main clause) azért
Derived termsEdit
Compound words

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

mer (to dare; to ladle) +‎ -t (past-tense and past-participle suffix)

VerbEdit

mert

  1. third-person singular indicative past indefinite of mer

ParticipleEdit

mert

  1. past participle of mer
DeclensionEdit
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative mert mertek
accusative mertet merteket
dative mertnek merteknek
instrumental merttel mertekkel
causal-final mertért mertekért
translative mertté mertekké
terminative mertig mertekig
essive-formal mertként mertekként
essive-modal
inessive mertben mertekben
superessive merten merteken
adessive mertnél merteknél
illative mertbe mertekbe
sublative mertre mertekre
allative merthez mertekhez
elative mertből mertekből
delative mertről mertekről
ablative merttől mertektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
merté merteké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
mertéi mertekéi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ mert in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

Further readingEdit

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

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish مرد(mert, man), hence the given name. Cognate with Bengali মরদ (môrôd).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mert

  1. manly; valiant
  2. (figuratively) man of his word

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

mert in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu