Hungarian edit

Etymology edit

From Serbo-Croatian pazariti (to shop) + -ol (verb-forming suffix); from pazar (bazaar, market), from Ottoman Turkish پازار (pazar), from Persian بازار (bâzâr, bazaar, market). Its stem is a doublet of bazár and vásár.[1]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɒzɒrol]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pa‧za‧rol
  • Rhymes: -ol

Verb edit


  1. (transitive) to squander, waste (to spend or use something carelessly; on something: -ra/-re)
    Synonyms: fecsérel, veszteget
    Túl sok pénzt pazarolsz ruhákra.You waste too much money on clothes.
    Ne pazarold a vizet!Don't waste the water!
    A tanárok sok időt pazaroltak a fegyelmezetlen tanulókra.The teachers wasted a lot of time on the unruly students.

Usage notes edit

The verb pazarol without the perfective prefix el- usually refers to a gradual process in the sense of the verb. With the perfective prefix, elpazarol indicates that the process is (was, will be) completed and a final state is achieved.

Conjugation edit

Derived terms edit

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References edit

  1. ^ pazarol in Gerstner, Károly (ed.). Új magyar etimológiai szótár. (’New Etymological Dictionary of Hungarian’). Beta version. Budapest, MTA Nyelvtudományi Intézet / Magyar Nyelvtudományi Kutatóközpont, 2011–2022. (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary). Language abbreviations

Further reading edit

  • pazarol 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