HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *mećä (edge, side of something). Cognates include Estonian mets (forest) and Sami miehćse (far).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛsːɛ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mesz‧sze
  • Rhymes: -sɛ

AdverbEdit

messze (comparative messzebb, superlative legmesszebb)

  1. far (at a distance from something; used with -tól/-től)
    Antonym: közel

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AdjectiveEdit

messze (not comparable)

  1. (rare, except in certain phrases) Synonym of messzi (distant)

DeclensionEdit

It is only used attributively, so it cannot have suffixes.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Entry #532 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary. Internet Archive
  2. ^ messze 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.)

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