See also: vissza-



Lexicalization of a stem of unknown origin, same as the stem of the adverb viszont +‎ -a (lative case suffix).[1]


  • IPA(key): [ˈvisːɒ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: visz‧sza
  • Rhymes: -sɒ


vissza (comparative visszább, superlative legvisszább)

  1. back, backwards

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Compound words


vissza (uncountable)

  1. wrong side (the side designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth)
    Antonym: szín


It is only used in this sense with the third-person singular (single-possession) possessive visszája and the third-person plural (single-possession) possessive visszájuk.

Possessive forms of vissza
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. visszám
2nd person sing. visszád
3rd person sing. visszája
1st person plural visszánk
2nd person plural visszátok
3rd person plural visszájuk


  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. 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 second, revised, expanded edition published in 2021: →ISBN)

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