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-te

-te

See also: Appendix:Variations of "te"

Chuukese

Suffix

-te

  1. (auxiliary) Used to express negative tense in the determinate; never

Dutch

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch -ede, from Old Dutch -itha, from Proto-Germanic *-iþō. More at -th.

Middle Dutch -ede was shortened to -de in late Middle Dutch, and the suffix was devoiced to -te according to the 't kofschip rule. This voiceless variety was then taken to be the suffix proper and the voiced variety gradually fell out of use.

Suffix

-te f (plural -ten or -tes)

  1. appended to an adjective, making a feminine noun which refers to the size or quality referred to by the adjective, cognate to -th.
    hooghoogte
    ruimruimte
    breedbreedte
    langlengte
    gewoongewoonte
  2. appended to the stem of a verb, yields a feminine noun which refers to the object of such a verb.
    behoevenbehoefte
    belovenbelofte
Derived terms
<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Dutch_words_suffixed_with_-te'>Dutch words suffixed with -te</a>

Etymology 2

Suffix

-te

  1. See ge- -te.

Etymology 3

Cognate with English -ed; derives from a Germanic verb form of to to do.

Suffix

-te

  1. a suffix that forms the singular of the past tense of weak verbs, the root of which ends in a voiceless consonant
    makenmaakte
Synonyms

Latin

Suffix

-te

  1. masculine vocative singular of -tus

Saterland Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian -te, -ithe, from Proto-Germanic *-iþō. More at -th.

Suffix

-te f

  1. Forms abstract nouns from verbs, adjectives, or other nouns; -th

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Saterland_Frisian_words_suffixed_with_-te'>Saterland Frisian words suffixed with -te</a>

Scottish Gaelic

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Irish -de.

Suffix

-te

  1. Used to form adjectives from nouns, in the sense of having the object represented by the noun.
    'S crìochnaichte an sgeul. ― The story is finished.

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Scottish_Gaelic_words_suffixed_with_-te'>Scottish Gaelic words suffixed with -te</a>

Swedish

Alternative forms

Suffix

-te

  1. Variant of -de; suffix to create preterite tense of verbs if the stem ends in a unvoiced consonant (this form of the suffix is only applicable to verbs which ends in -er in present tense)