See also: novel, Novel, nóvel, nővel, and novèl

Hungarian edit

Etymology edit

From the növ- stem of the verb (to grow) +‎ -el (verb-forming suffix). Created during the Hungarian language reform, which took place in the 18th–19th centuries.[1] Doublet of nevel (to bring up, raise, educate).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈnøvɛl]
  • Hyphenation: nö‧vel
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Verb edit


  1. (transitive) to increase (to make larger)

Conjugation edit

Derived terms edit

(With verbal prefixes):

References edit

  1. ^ növel 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 reading edit

  • növel 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