See also: tevéd and tévéd

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Ugric *tepɜ- (lose one's way, be wrong, err, make a mistake) [1] + -ed (frequentative suffix).[2] Cognates include Mansi типи (tipi).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ ˈteːvɛd]
  • Hyphenation: té‧ved
  • Rhymes: -ɛd

VerbEdit

téved

  1. (intransitive) to err, make a mistake
  2. (intransitive) to be wrong, to be mistaken
  3. (intransitive) to wander off somewhere

ConjugationEdit

Usage notesEdit

Between the alternative forms tévedt and tévedett, the short form is used in the sense "to wander", and the long form is used in the sense "to make a mistake" or "to be mistaken". Examples:

A kisfiú egy sűrű erdőbe tévedt.The little boy wandered into a thick forest.
Harminc kérdésből egyszer sem tévedett.Out of thirty questions, he never made one mistake.

Derived termsEdit

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Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Entry #1861 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary.
  2. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

Further readingEdit

  • téved in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.