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Te

Te

See also: Appendix:Variations of "te"

Translingual

Symbol

Te

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for the element tellurium.

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te

See also: Appendix:Variations of "te"

English

Alternative forms

  • (North America) ti

Noun

te (uncountable)

  1. (music) In solfège, the seventh note of a major scale (the note B in the fixed-do system): si.

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch te.

Adverb

te

  1. indicating excess: too

Preposition

te

  1. (modifying an infinitive verb) to
  2. located at, in

Akan

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Verb

te

  1. to understand, perceive
  2. to hear

References

  1. Kotey, Paul Amon (2007) Twi-English/English-Twi Dictionary. New York: Hippocrene Books. ISBN 978-0-7818-0264-2

Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *te-k(u), from Proto-Indo-European *to- (it). Governs the nominative determinative, due to its relatively recent use as a preposition and its origin as a shortened form of Albanian *te-k(u).

Preposition

te (+nominative)

  1. at
    Unë jam te pijetorja.
    I'm at the bar.
  2. to
  3. (with a human referent) at (someone's) place
    Jemi te unë.
    We're at my place.

Synonyms


Asturian

Etymology

From Latin , from .

Pronoun

te

  1. you (second-person plural direct pronoun)
  2. you (second-person plural indirect pronoun)

Basque

Noun

te

  1. tea

Catalan

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈte/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈte/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈte/

Noun

te f (plural tes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T/t.

Etymology 2

From Latin (accusative of ), from Proto-Indo-European *twé, *te, accusative of *túh₂ (you).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtə/, /ˈte/

Pronoun

te (enclitic, contracted 't, proclitic et, contracted proclitic t')

  1. you, thee (direct or indirect object)
  2. yourself (reflexive pronoun)
Declension

Related terms

Etymology 3

Originally from Min Nan (POJ: , Chinese: ).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈtɛ/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈtɛ/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈtɛ/
  • Rhymes:

Noun

te m (plural tes)

  1. The tea plant; (Camellia sinensis)
  2. tea; the product made from the leaves of the tea plant
  3. tea; a light afternoon meal at which tea is commonly served

Classical Nahuatl

Pronoun

te

  1. Alternative spelling of teh

Dalmatian

Etymology

From Latin .

Pronoun

te

  1. (second-person singular pronoun) you, thou

Related terms

See also


Danish

Alternative forms

  • the (unofficial since 1872, but still common)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /teː/, [tˢeːˀ]

Etymology 1

From Dutch thee, from Min Nan (, tea).

Noun

te c (singular definite teen, plural indefinite teer)

  1. tea
Inflection

Etymology 2

From Old Norse tjá; cognates include Icelandic tjá and Faroese tíggja.

Verb

te (imperative te, infinitive at te, present tense ter, past tense teede, perfect tense har teet)

  1. behave

Deg Xinag

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʰe/

Noun

te

  1. water

References


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tə/

Etymology

From Old Dutch te, ti, from Proto-Germanic *ta.

Adverb

te

  1. too (indicating excess)
    Te veel is nooit goed
    too much is never good
    te gek!
    far out!

Preposition

te

  1. (modifying an infinitive verb) to
    Er is iets te eten
    there is something to eat
  2. located at, in, on
    Te Amsterdam
    in Amsterdam.
    En zo rijden we te paard
    and so we ride on horseback.

Article

te

  1. (archaic) in idiom; a form of the definite article de
    Te drommel
    by Jove.

Usage notes

This preposition used to govern the dative case. It also fused with the dative forms of the definite article:

  • (at, in): ter = te + der for feminine singular.
  • (at, in): ten = te + den in all other cases.

Combinations with the nominative form of the article, like *te het or *te de have never become part of the language. The collapse of the inflection system and the related demise of the distinction between masculine and feminine gender (for most speakers) has pushed this preposition into partial disuse. It does however occur in a fair number of idiomatic expressions, often with fossilized case endings, e.g.:

te elfder ure. ― at the eleventh hour.
te eigen bate ― for one's own profit.

(Elfder, ure and bate are dative forms of elfde, uur and baat resp.)


Estonian

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *tek.

Pronoun

te (short form of teie)

  1. you (plural and polite form)

Ewe

Noun

te

  1. paternal aunt
  2. yam

Preposition

te

  1. under

Verb

te

  1. to compact
  2. to compress
  3. to sting
  4. to swell

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʰeː/
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Homophone: teg

Etymology 1

Noun

te n (genitive singular tes, plural te)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T/t.

Declension

n4 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative te teið te teini
Accusative te teið te teini
Dative te(i) tenum teum teunum
Genitive tes tesins tea teanna
See also

Etymology 2

Originally from Min Nan (), from Middle Chinese, from Old Chinese, ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-la (leaf, tea).

Noun

te n (genitive singular tes, uncountable)

  1. tea
Declension
n4s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative te teið
Accusative te teið
Dative te(i) tenum
Genitive tes tesins
Derived terms

Anagrams


Finnish

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *tek, From Proto-Uralic *te.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈte/
  • Hyphenation: te
  • Rhymes: -e

Pronoun

te (stem tei-)

  1. (personal) you (second-person plural; when addressing many persons or when addressing politely or formally one person)

Declension

Usage notes

  • Depending on the context, the pronoun can sometimes be omitted in written language if the text remains fluent the pronoun is in spoken language practically always used (compare the usage of sinä, "you" (sg.)).
  • When addressing politely or formally one person in a written form, it is recommendable to capitalize the pronoun Te.
  • When addressing one person, the active past participle must be singular in negative past indicative, in present perfect of all moods both affirmative and negative and past perfect indicative because there is one person addressed:

Synonyms

Derived terms

See also

Anagrams


French

Etymology

From Middle French te, from Old French te, from Latin , (accusative of ), from Proto-Indo-European *twé, *te, accusative of *túh₂ (you).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tə/
  • Rhymes:

Pronoun

te

  1. (direct object) You.
    Il te cite souvent. ― He often quotes you.
  2. (indirect object) You.
    Il te donne le livre. ― He gives you the book.
  3. (reflexive pronoun) yourself
    Tu te souviens d'elle. ― You remember her. (Literally: You remind yourself of her.)
Related terms

Anagrams


Galician

Etymology 1

Noun

te f (plural tes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T/t.

Etymology 2

From Latin , from .

Pronoun

te accusative (nominative ti, oblique ti, dative che)

  1. you (singular second-person personal pronoun)
  2. yourself (reflexive singular second-person personal pronoun)

See also


Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French été (been)

Adverb

te

  1. Indicates the past or pluperfect tense.

Hungarian

Etymology

From the same Proto-Uralic root *tinä as e.g. Finnish sinä, Mari Eastern Mari тый (təj) and Komi Komi-Zyrian тэ (te).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɛ]

Pronoun

te

  1. (personal) you (second-person singular, nominative, informal form)

Declension

Derived terms

See also


Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʰɛː/
  • Rhymes: -ɛː

Noun

te n (genitive singular tes, no plural)

  1. tea

Declension

Derived terms


Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /te/, /tɛ/

Noun

te (plural te-i)

  1. The name of the Latin script letter T/t.

See also


Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish (hot), from Proto-Celtic *teɸants, from the present participle of Proto-Indo-European *tep- (to be warm) (compare Latin tepēns).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʲɛ/

Adjective

te (genitive singular masculine te, genitive singular feminine te, plural teo, comparative teo or teocha)

  1. hot, warm
    1. serving to keep warm
    2. pungent
    3. ardent, hot-tempered; vehement, hotfoot
    4. affectionate
    5. (of circumstances) comfortable

Declension

  • Alternative comparative form: teocha (Cois Fharraige)

Related terms

  • alathe (lukewarm, adjective)
  • buidéal the (hot-water bottle)
  • teas m (heat; hotness, warmth; warm clothing, warm place; degree of hotness; high temperature, feverishness; ardour, passion; hottest, highest, stage)

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
te the dte
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

  • "te" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • té, te” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Italian

Etymology

From Latin , from .

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -e

Pronoun

te

  1. (emphasised objective of tu) you

See also


Japanese

Romanization

te

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Kalasha

Pronoun

te

  1. they (absent from speaker)

Coordinate terms


Ladin

Preposition

te

  1. in, into

Latin

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Noun

(indeclinable)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T/t.
Coordinate terms

References

  • te in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • te in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), “te”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) I have not seen you for five years: quinque anni sunt or sextus annus est, cum te non vidi
    • (ambiguous) everything depends on you: in te omnia sunt
    • (ambiguous) the decision of the question rests with you: penes te arbitrium huius rei est
    • (ambiguous) I blame this in you; I censure you for this: hoc in te reprehendo (not ob eam rem)
    • (ambiguous) convince yourself of this; rest assured on this point: sic volo te tibi persuadere
    • (ambiguous) the matter speaks for itself: res ipsa (pro me apud te) loquitur
    • (ambiguous) be brave: fortem te praebe
    • (ambiguous) your health: bene tibi or te!
    • (ambiguous) a word with you: paucis te volo
    • (ambiguous) a word with you: tribus verbis te volo
    • (ambiguous) I bid you good-bye, take my leave: te valere iubeo
    • (ambiguous) good luck to you: macte virtute (esto or te esse iubeo)
  • Arthur E. Gordon, The Letter Names of the Latin Alphabet (University of California Press, 1973; volume 9 of University of California Publications: Classical Studies), part III: “Summary of the Ancient Evidence”, page 32: "Clearly there is no question or doubt about the names of the vowels A, E, I, O, U. They are simply long A, long E, etc. (ā, ē, ī, ō, ū). Nor is there any uncertainty with respect to the six mutes B, C, D, G, P, T. Their names are bē, cē, dē, gē, pē, tē (each with a long E). Or about H, K, and Q: they are hā, kā, kū—each, again, with a long vowel sound."

Etymology 2

From Proto-Indo-European *twé, *te, accusative of *túh₂ (you).

Pronoun

  1. accusative singular of
  2. ablative singular of
Descendants
  • Aromanian: ti
  • Asturian: te
  • Catalan: te
  • French: te
  • Friulian: ti
  • Galician: te
  • Istriot: tèi, te
  • Italian: te, ti
  • Portuguese: te
  • Romanian: te
  • Sicilian: ti
  • Spanish: te

Latvian

Adverb

te

  1. here

Conjunction

te

  1. now..., now...
    te šur, te turnow here, now there

Lithuanian

Etymology

Cognate with Latvian te. The interjection is identical to Ancient Greek τῆ (, here!, take this!), which Beekes derives from Proto-Indo-European *teh₁, the instrumental neuter singular form of *tód.[1] Compare Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐌸𐌴 (biþē, while), 𐌳𐌿𐌸𐌴 (duþē, therefore), Tocharian A ca-, Tocharian B ce (demonstrative pronoun) < *tē[2], and possibly Old Armenian թէ (tʿē, that).

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /tʲɛ/

Particle

te

  1. (with third person) may, let (used to indicate the optative mood)
    Šì naktìs niẽkad nesibaĩgia. - May this night never end.

Interjection

  1. (with object cases) here you go, take this (when giving something to someone)
    táu pinigų̃pir̃k sáu laũko kókį sklypẽlį.Here, have some money, go buy yourself a piece of land.

Derived terms

See te-.

References

  1. Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill
  2. Albert J. van Windekens (1979) Le tokharien confronté avec les autres langues indoeuropéennes. Vol. I. La phonétique et le vocabulaire. Louvain, page 249

Lojban

Cmavo

te (rafsi ter)

  1. switches meanings of the third and first sumti (of the selbri which follows)
  2. indicates that the object of a "preposition" (i.e., a sumti tcita) fills sumti x3 of the preposition's corresponding brivla (i.e., the gismu of which the sumti tcita is a modal form)

Related terms

  • se
  • ve
  • xe
  • Category:Lojban cmavo of selma'o SE

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [tɛ]

Determiner

te

  1. nominative plural of ten
  2. accusative plural of ten

Mandarin

Romanization

te

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Maori

Article

te sg (plural ngā)

  1. the
    2006, Joanne Barker, Sovereignty Matters, page 208:
    In 1979 a gathering of elders at the Waananga kaumatua affirmed te reo Maori “Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Maori” the language is the life principle of Maori mana.

Meriam

Noun

te

  1. mouth
  2. door

Middle Dutch

Alternative forms

  • (eastern) toe

Etymology

From Old Dutch te, from Proto-Germanic *ta.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tə/

Preposition

te

  1. at, in (a place)
  2. to, towards
  3. at, during (a time)
  4. for (the purpose of)
  5. in accordance with
  6. with, from (a means, such as language)
  7. (with gerund) to, for

Adverb

te

  1. very, particularly
  2. too, to an excessive degree

Descendants

  • Dutch: te

Middle French

Alternative forms

  • t' (before a vowel)

Etymology

From Old French te.

Pronoun

te

  1. you, second-person singular object pronoun
  2. to you, second-person singular indirect object pronoun

Synonyms

  • (second-person singular object and indirect object pronoun): toy (with verbs in the imperative)
  • (second-person singular object and indirect object pronoun): vous (used as a mark of formality or respect)

Descendants

  • French: te

Neapolitan

Etymology

From Latin .

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /te/
  • Rhymes: -e

Pronoun

te

  1. you (singular familiar, accusative or dative or reflexive or prepositional)

Coordinate terms

Number Person Nominative Accusative Dative Reflexive Possessive Prepositional
singular first-person io (i') me mìo, mìa, mieje, meje me, méne
second-person, familiar tu te tùjo, tòja, tùoje, tòje te, téne
second-person, formal vuje ve vuósto, vósta, vuóste, vóste vuje
third-person, masculine ìsso 'o, 'u (lo, lu) 'i, 'e (li, le) se sùjo, sòja, sùoje, sòje ìsso
third-person, feminine éssa 'a (la) 'e (le) éssa
plural first-person nuje ce nuósto, nòsta, nuóste, nòste nuje
second-person, plural vuje ve vuósto, vòsta, vuóste, vòste vuje
third-person, masculine ìsse 'i, 'e (li, le) llòro se llòro (invariable) llòro
third-person, feminine llòro 'e (le)

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /teː/
  • Rhymes: -eː

Etymology 1

From Dutch thee.

Noun

te m (definite singular teen)

  1. tea
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Norse tjá.

Verb

te

  1. behave
Inflection

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /teː/
  • Rhymes: -eː

Etymology 1

From Dutch thee.

Noun

te m (definite singular teen)

  1. tea
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Norse tjá.

Verb

te

  1. behave
Inflection

Novial

Pronoun

te

  1. that (which may be either male or female)

Related terms


Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ta (to).

Preposition

te

  1. to
    Heom te cwæþ (He said to him).
    Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 26, 21.
    Áléfed te habbanne.
    Swt. 445, 30: 50.

Related terms


Old French

Etymology

From Latin .

Pronoun

te

  1. you (second-person singular direct object pronoun)
  2. to you (second-person singular indirect object pronoun)
  3. yourself (second-person singular direct object reflexive pronoun)
  4. to yourself (second-person singular indirect object reflexive pronoun)

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [t̪ɛ]
  • Homophone:

Pronoun

te

  1. nominative plural of ten; these
  2. accusative plural of ten; these

Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese te, from Latin (accusative of ), from Proto-Indo-European *twé, *te, accusative of *túh₂ (you).

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /te/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /t͡ʃi/
    • Homophone: ti
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /tɨ/
  • Hyphenation: te
  • Rhymes: -i

Pronoun

te

  1. (object pronoun) you
    Matar-te-ei; Te matarei;
    I will kill you.
  2. (reflexive pronoun) yourself (informal)

Synonyms

  • (yourself): se (formal)

Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:te.

See also

Portuguese personal pronouns (edit)
Number Person Nominative
(subject)
Accusative
(direct object)
Dative
(indirect object)
Oblique Oblique
with com
Non-declining
m f m f m and f m f m f m f
Singular First eu me mim comigo
Second tu te ti contigo você
o senhor a senhora
Third ele ela o
(lo, no)
a
(la, na)
lhe ele ela com ele com ela o mesmo a mesma
se (reflexive) si (reflexive) consigo (reflexive)
Plural First nós nos nós connosco (Portugal)
conosco (Brazil)
a gente
Second vós vos vós convosco vocês
os senhores as senhoras
Third eles elas os
(los, nos)
as
(las, nas)
lhes eles elas com eles com elas os mesmos as mesmas
se (reflexive) si (reflexive) consigo (reflexive)
Indefinite se (reflexive) si (reflexive) consigo (reflexive)

Rapa Nui

Article

te (pl te mau)

  1. the (the definite article)

Romani

Conjunction

te

  1. if

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin (accusative of ), from Proto-Indo-European *twé, *te, accusative of *túh₂ (you).

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -e

Pronoun

te (unstressed accusative and reflexive form of tu)

  1. (direct object) you
    Știi cât de mult te iubește?'
    Do you know how much he loves you?
  2. (reflexive pronoun) yourself

Derived terms

Related terms

See also


Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran)
  • (Puter, Vallader)

Noun

te m

  1. (Sursilvan) tea

Serbo-Croatian

Pronoun

te (Cyrillic spelling те)

  1. of you (clitic genitive singular of (you))
  2. you (clitic accusative singular of (you))

Declension

Conjunction

te (Cyrillic spelling те)

  1. and

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /te/
  • Homophone:

Etymology 1

Noun

te f (plural tes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T/t.

Etymology 2

From Latin (accusative of ), from Proto-Indo-European *twé, *te, accusative of *túh₂ (you).

Pronoun

te

  1. indirect object form of : to you, for you
    Te voy a hacer tus calzones...."La Cucaracha"
    I’m going to make your britches
  2. (reflexive pronoun): yourself

See also


Swedish

te

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /teː/
  • Homophones: t, T
  • Rhymes: -eː

Noun

te n

  1. tea (the tree, its dried leaves and the drink made from them)

Declension

Inflection of te 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative te teet teer teerna
Genitive tes teets teers teernas

Derive terms

Verb

te

  1. to appear
    Och gräshopporna tedde sig såsom hästar, rustade till strid.
    And the shapes of the locusts [were] like unto horses prepared unto battle (Revelations 9:7)

Conjugation

Related terms

References


Tahitian

Article

te (plural sometimes te mau)

  1. the (singular) (definite article)
  2. the (plural) (definite article)
  3. (conversationally) a, an (indefinite article)

References


Tongan

Article

te

  1. the (the definite article)

Turkish

Noun

te (definite accusative, plural teler)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T/t.

See also


Turkmen

Noun

te (definite accusative }}}, plural }}})

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T/t.

Tuvaluan

Article

te

  1. the (the definite article)

Veps

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *tee.

Noun

te

  1. road, way

Inflection

Inflection of te
nominative sing. te
genitive sing. ten
partitive sing. ted
partitive plur. teid
singular plural
nominative te ted
accusative ten ted
genitive ten teiden
partitive ted teid
essive-instructive ten tein
translative teks teikš
inessive tes teiš
elative tespäi teišpäi
illative ? teihe
adessive tel teil
ablative telpäi teilpäi
allative tele teile
abessive teta teita
comitative tenke teidenke
prolative tedme teidme
approximative I tenno teidenno
approximative II tennoks teidennoks
egressive tennopäi teidennopäi
terminative I ? teihesai
terminative II telesai teilesai
terminative III tessai
additive I ? teihepäi
additive II telepäi teilepäi

Derived terms

References

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), дорога, трасса”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

Volapük

Adverb

te

  1. only, solely, merely
  2. but

Welsh

Etymology

Borrowing from Min Nan (), probably via French thé or English tea.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /teː/

Noun

te m (uncountable)

  1. tea

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
te de nhe the
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.