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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

szem (eye) + -e (possessive suffix) + fény (light) + -e (possessive suffix), literally: “the light of one's eye”

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

szeme fénye

  1. (idiomatic) apple of somebody's eye (the object of somebody's affections)
  2. (idiomatic) (the source of) one's pride (e.g. a grandchild for a grandparent)

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