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Translingual

Symbol

te

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-1 language code for Telugu.

English

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Etymology 1

Altered from si in the 19th century to prevent having two notes of the musical scale starting with the same letter, to become ti; the vowel was then changed to 'e' to signify a flattened note.

Pronunciation

Noun

te (plural tes)

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

Etymology 2

Noun

te (plural tes)

  1. The name of the Unspecified script letter Т / т.

Anagrams

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch te.

Pronunciation

Adverb

te

  1. indicating excess: too

Preposition

te

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

Aiwoo

Verb

te

  1. to see

References

Akan

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • Tone: L

Verb

te

  1. to understand, perceive
  2. to hear

References

  1. ^ Kotey, Paul A. (1998). Twi-English/English-Twi Dictionary. New York: Hippocrene Books. →ISBN

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

Aragonese

Etymology

From Latin te. Akin to Spanish te and French te.

Pronoun

te

  1. Second-person singular dative, accusative and prepositional pronoun; you

Usage notes

  • Takes the form t' before verbs beginning with vowel sounds.

See also

References

  • te”, in Aragonario, diccionario castellano–aragonés (in Spanish)

Asturian

Etymology

From Latin , from .

Pronoun

te

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

Basque

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Noun

te inan

  1. tea


Etymology 2

Noun

te inan

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

Blagar

Noun

te

  1. wood, tree

References

Breton

Etymology

From Proto-Brythonic *ti, from Proto-Celtic *tū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂. Cognate to Welsh ti.

Pronoun

te

  1. you (singular)

Catalan

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

Noun

te f (plural tes)

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

Etymology 2

From Latin (accusative of ).

Pronunciation

Pronoun

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

  1. you, thee (direct or indirect object)
  2. yourself (reflexive pronoun)
Usage notes
  • -te is the full (plena) form of the pronoun. It is normally used after verbs ending with a consonant or ⟨u⟩, or between some adverbs/pronouns and a verb. In some varieties of Catalan (Balearic/Valencian) it can also occur in sentence-initial position.
    Puc ajudar-te?Can I help you?
    Mou-te!Move!
Declension
Related terms

Etymology 3

Originally from Hokkien ().

Pronunciation

Noun

te m (plural tes)

  1. a 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

Further reading

Classical Nahuatl

Pronoun

te

  1. Alternative spelling of teh

Coatepec Nahuatl

Noun

te

  1. stone

Cornish

Etymology 1

From Proto-Brythonic *ti, from Proto-Celtic *tū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Alternative forms

Pronoun

te

  1. you (informal second person singular pronoun), thou, thee

Etymology 2

From English tea from Dutch thee

Noun

te m (plural teow)

  1. tea

Czech

Pronunciation

Verb

te

  1. (informal) Combined form of to +‎ je

See also

Dalmatian

Etymology

From Latin .

Pronoun

te

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

Related terms

See also

Danish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Dutch thee, from Hokkien (, tea), compare English tea, German Tee, French thé.

Alternative forms

  • the (unofficial since 1872, but still common)

Noun

te c (singular definite teen, plural indefinite teer)

  1. tea (plant) (Camellia sinensis)
  2. tea (the dried leaves from the tea plant, also parts from other plants)
  3. (uncountable) tea (a beverage made from tea leaves, also similar beverages made from other plants)
Declension
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Faroese: te
References

Etymology 2

From Old Norse tjá, from Proto-Germanic *tīhaną (to show), cognate with Icelandic tjá, Faroese tíggja, Swedish te, German zeihen (to accuse). The verb goes back to Proto-Indo-European *deyḱ- (to show), which is also the source of Latin dīcō (to say), Ancient Greek δείκνυμι (deíknumi, to show).

Verb

te (present tense ter, past tense teede, past participle teet)

  1. (reflexive) behave
Conjugation
Derived terms
References

Deg Xinag

Pronunciation

Noun

te

  1. water

References

Dutch

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Adverb

te

  1. too (indicating excess)
    Te veel is nooit goed!Too much is never good!
    Te gek!Far out! (literally, “Too crazy!”)

Derived terms

Descendants

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.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Jersey Dutch: te
  • Negerhollands: toe

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 batefor one's own profit

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

Estonian

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *tek.

Pronoun

te (short form of teie)

  1. you (plural and polite form)

Declension

Declension of te
2nd person singular plural
long short long short
nominative sina sa teie te
genitive sinu su teie te
partitive sind teid
illative sinusse susse teisse
inessive sinus sus teis
elative sinust sust teist
allative sinule sulle teile
adessive sinul sul teil
ablative sinult sult teilt
translative sinuks teieks teiks
terminative sinuni teieni
essive sinuna teiena
abessive sinuta teieta
comitative sinuga suga teiega

See also

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

Fala

Etymology

From Old Galician-Portuguese te, from Latin .

Pronoun

te

  1. Second person singular dative and accusative pronoun; you

Usage notes

  • Takes the form -ti when suffixed to an impersonal verb form.

See also

References

  • Valeš, Miroslav (2021) Diccionariu de A Fala: lagarteiru, mañegu, valverdeñu (web), 2nd edition, Minde, Portugal: CIDLeS, published 2022, →ISBN

Faroese

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Noun

te n (genitive singular tes, plural te)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T/t.
Declension
Declension of te
n4 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative te teið te teini
accusative te teið te teini
dative te, tei tenum teum teunum
genitive tes tesins tea teanna
See also

Etymology 2

Originally from Hokkien (), 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
Declension of te (singular only)
n4s singular
indefinite definite
nominative te teið
accusative te teið
dative te, tei tenum
genitive tes tesins
Derived terms

Anagrams

Finnish

Alternative forms

  • Te (when used politely)

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *tek, from Proto-Uralic *te. The word is inflected as plural, but there is no plural marker in the nominative, except in dialects (tet).

Pronunciation

Pronoun

te

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

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 one person politely or formally, it is recommended to capitalize the pronoun in writing: Te.
  • When addressing only one person (even politely), the active past participle must be in the singular in the compound forms that use it (e.g. negative, perfect, pluperfect forms):
    • Te ette ollut täällä silloin. (negative past indicative)You were not here at that time.
    • Te olette ollut täällä silloin. (affirmative present perfect indicative)You have been here at that time.
    • Te ette ole ollut täällä silloin. (negative present perfect indicative)You have not been here at that time.
    • Te olisitte ollut täällä silloin. (affirmative present perfect conditional)You would have been here at that time.
    • Te ette olisi ollut täällä silloin. (negative present perfect conditional)You would have not been here at that time.
    • Te lienette ollut täällä silloin. (affirmative present perfect potential)You have probably been here at that time.
    • Te ette liene ollut täällä silloin. (negative present perfect potential)You haven't probably been here at that time.
    • Te olitte ollut täällä silloin. (affirmative past perfect indicative)You had been here at that time.
    • Te ette ollut ollut täällä silloin. (negative past perfect indicative; note the duplicate ollut)You had not been here at that time.

Declension

  • Irregular (inflectional stem tei-, as if in the plural). The comitative and instructive forms don't exist; the abessive is hardly used.
  • In addition to the standard set of cases, te and other personal pronouns have a specific accusative form, teidät.
  • See this appendix for information on the dialectal variants of te.

Synonyms

Derived terms

Descendants

See also

Further reading

  • te”, in Kielitoimiston sanakirja [Dictionary of Contemporary Finnish]‎ (in Finnish) (online dictionary, continuously updated), Kotimaisten kielten keskuksen verkkojulkaisuja 35, Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus (Institute for the Languages of Finland), 2004–, retrieved 2023-07-03

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

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) yourself
    Tu te souviens d’elle.You remember her. (literally, “You remind yourself of her.”)

Related terms

Further reading

Anagrams

Galician

Etymology 1

Noun

te f (plural tes)

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

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronoun

te

  1. inflection of ti:
    1. accusative
    2. reflexive
Related terms

Haitian Creole

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From French été (been).

Adverb

te

  1. Indicates the past or pluperfect tense.

Etymology 2

From French thé (tea).

Noun

te

  1. tea

Hawaiian

Article

te

  1. Niʻihau form of ke (the)
    Te kula.
    The school.

Hungarian

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Pronoun

te

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

Declension

Derived terms

Note: In all these forms, te is optional and only serves for emphasis.

See also

References

Further reading

  • ( you): te in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • ( stressing the plural addressee): te in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Icelandic

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Etymology

From Hokkien () (Amoy dialect).

Pronunciation

Noun

te n (genitive singular tes, no plural)

  1. tea

Declension

Derived terms

Ido

Etymology

From t +‎ -e.

Pronunciation

Noun

te (plural te-i)

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

See also

Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch tee.

Pronunciation

Noun

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

Synonyms

  • ti (Standard Malay)

See also

Further reading

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish (hot).

Pronunciation

Adjective

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

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

Declension

Derived terms

Related terms

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

  1. ^ Sjoestedt, M. L. (1931) Phonétique d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (in French), Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, page 59

Further reading

Italian

Etymology

From Latin , from .

Pronunciation

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

Pronoun

te

  1. (disjunctive, emphatic) you

Pronoun

te

  1. (clitic) Alternative form of ti

Usage notes

  • Used when followed by a third-person direct object clitic (lo, la, li, le, or ne).

See also

See Template:Italian personal pronouns for further pronouns.

Further reading

Anagrams

Japanese

Romanization

te

  1. The hiragana syllable (te) or the katakana syllable (te) in Hepburn romanization.

Kalasha

Etymology

From Sanskrit तद् (tád), from Proto-Indo-European *tód.

Pronoun

te

  1. they, them (absent from speaker) (3rd-person plural personal pronoun)

Coordinate terms

See also

Kholosi

Etymology

Cognate with Sindhi تي (te), Punjabi 'ਤੇ ('te).

Postposition

te

  1. to

References

  • Rezaei, Tahereh (2020) First notes on the syntax of Kholosi as a heritage language in the south of Iran, Hormozgan Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts & Tourism Organization

Kikuyu

Etymology

Hinde (1904) records kute as an equivalent of English throw in the “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu.

Pronunciation

Verb

te (infinitive gũte)

  1. to throw away
    teagawe (usually) throw away

See also

References

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 60–61. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu, p. 363. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).

Ladin

Preposition

te

  1. in, into

Derived terms

Latin

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

 f (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
  • te in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • 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/ablative singular of
Descendants

Latvian

Pronunciation

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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. Compare Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐌸𐌴 (biþē, while), 𐌳𐌿𐌸𐌴 (duþē, therefore), Tocharian A ca-, Tocharian B ce (demonstrative pronoun) < *tē, and possibly Old Armenian թէ (tʻē, 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.

Synonyms

Derived terms

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, →ISBN
  2. ^ Albert J. van Windekens (1979) Le tokharien confronté avec les autres langues indoeuropéennes. Vol. I. La phonétique et le vocabulaire. Louvain, page 249

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

Determiner

te

  1. nominative/accusative plural of ten

Maltese

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian .

Pronunciation

Noun

te m (plural tejiet)

  1. tea

Manchu

Romanization

te

  1. Romanization of ᡨᡝ

Mandarin

Romanization

te (te5te0, Zhuyin ˙ㄊㄜ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of

Romanization

te

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tê̄.

Usage notes

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Maori

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Compare Hawaiian ka (the). Resemblance to English the is incidental, but might have been reinforced by it.

Article

te sg (plural ngā)

  1. the
    • 2006, Joanne Barker, Sovereignty Matters, page 208:
      Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Maori.
      The language is the life principle of Maori mana

Determiner

te sg (plural ngā)

  1. Referring to a whole class of things or people designated by the noun that follows.
    Kī tonu te wharenui i te tamariki.
    The meeting house was full of children.
  2. Mr, mister, sir (capitalised)
    Kei Te Wharehuia, tēnei te mihi atu mō tō āwhina mai.
    Wharehuia sir, thank you most sincerely for your help.
  3. Used in front of another verb following a stative.
    Kua oti i a au tāku pukapuka te tuhi.
    I have finished writing my book.
  4. Used in front of another verb following taea.
    Ka taea e ia tēnei waiata te whakamāori.
    She will be able to interpret this song.
  5. Used before the names for the days of the week.
    Ā te Rātapu mātou haere ai ki Poihākena.
    We go to Sydney on Saturday.
  6. Sometimes used before numbers with a following noun.
    I tāwāhi a Pita mō te rima tau.
    Peter was overseas for five years.
  7. Used before ordinal numbers including those using tua-.
    I piki a Tāne-nui-a-rangi ki te tuangahuru mā rua o ngā rangi.
    Tāne-nui-a-rangi climbed to the twelfth realm.

See also

  • he (for "a/an" and "some")

References

  • te” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori–English, English–Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.

Meriam

Noun

te

  1. mouth
  2. door

Middle Dutch

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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

Alternative forms

Descendants

Adverb

te

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

Alternative forms

Descendants

Further reading

Middle English

Pronoun

te

  1. Alternative form of þe (thee)

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

Mohawk

Particle

te

  1. used with iah to negate a sentence

Neapolitan

Etymology

From Latin .

Pronunciation

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

Etymology 1

From Dutch thee.

Noun

te m (definite singular teen)

  1. tea
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Norse tjá.

Verb

te (imperative te, present tense ter, passive tes, simple past tedde, past participle tedd, present participle teende)

  1. (reflexive) to behave

References

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Dutch thee.

Noun

te m (definite singular teen)

  1. tea
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Norse tjá.

Verb

te (present tense ter, past tense tedde, past participle tedd or tett, passive infinitive teast, present participle teande, imperative te)

  1. (reflexive) to behave

Etymology 3

From Old Norse til.

Preposition

te

  1. (dialectal, Trøndelag, Østlandet) Alternative form of til

References

Occitan

Pronunciation

Noun

te f (plural tes)

  1. tee (the letter t, T)

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ta (to).

Pronunciation

Preposition

te

  1. to
    • Heom te cwæþ (He said to him)
      Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 26, 21.
    • Ālēfed te habbanne (Allowed to have)
      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)

Pali

Alternative forms

Adjective

te

  1. masculine nominative/accusative plural of ta (that)

Pronoun

te

  1. nominative/accusative plural of ta (they)
  2. instrumental/dative/genitive singular of tvaṃ (you)

Papiamentu

Etymology

From Portuguese até.

Adjective

te

  1. until, till, up to, up until

Phuthi

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Conjunction

  1. just, only, however

Relative

-té

  1. naked

Inflection

Relative concord, tone H
Modifier Copulative
1st singular legite gite
2nd singular lote ute
1st plural lesite site
2nd plural lelite lite
Class 1 lote ute
Class 2 labate bate
Class 3 lote ute
Class 4 lete ite
Class 5 lelite lite
Class 6 late ate
Class 7 lesite site
Class 8 letite tite
Class 9 lete ite
Class 10 letite tite
Class 14 lobute bute
Class 15 lokute kute
Class 17 lokute kute

Polish

Pronunciation

Pronoun

te m

  1. nonvirile nominative/accusative plural of ten

Pronoun

te f

  1. nominative/accusative plural of ta

Pronoun

te n

  1. nominative/accusative plural of to

Portuguese

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

 

  • Hyphenation: te

Pronoun

te

  1. (object pronoun) you
    Matar-te-ei; Eu te matarei;
    I will kill you.
  2. particle of spontaneity, when it indicates that there was spontaneity in the action by its agent.
    Vais-te muito cedo.
    You leave too soon.

Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:te.

See also

Portuguese personal pronouns (edit)
Number Person Nominative
(subject)
Accusative
(direct object)
Dative
(indirect object)
Prepositional Prepositional
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 si consigo
Plural First nós nos nós connosco (Portugal)
conosco (Brazil)
a gente
Second vós vos vós convosco, com vós 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 si consigo
Indefinite se si consigo

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

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) yourself

Derived terms

Related terms

See also

Romansch

Alternative forms

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

Noun

te m

  1. (Sursilvan) tea

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

Pronoun

te (Cyrillic spelling те)

  1. of you (clitic genitive singular of (you))
  2. you (clitic accusative singular of (you))
  3. feminine nominative plural of taj: those (= one)
    Tko su te žene?Who are those women?
Declension

Etymology 2

From Proto-Slavic *ta. Compare Ukrainian та (ta).

Conjunction

te (Cyrillic spelling те)

  1. and (following a cause; lit. and thereby, and thus)
    Poskliznuo sam se te pao.
    I slipped and fell.
  2. and, and then (before the last thing in order of mention or occurrence)
    U posljednjih godinu dana bio sam u Beogradu, Zagrebu, Sarajevu te Podgorici.
    In the past year, I have been to Belgrade, Zagreb, Sarajevo and Podgorica.
    Obukao sam se, izašao iz kuće, zaključao vrata te otišao na posao.
    I got dressed up, got out of the house, locked the door and then went to work.
  3. (Croatia) now (chiefly used in stock phrases)
    Problemi gdje god pogledaš! Te tu, te tamo!
    Problems, wherever you look! Now here, now there!

Sicilian

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowed from French thé, from Dutch thee, from Hokkien ().

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɛ/ (Standard)
  • Hyphenation: te

Noun

te m

  1. tea

Derived terms

See also

Spanish

Pronunciation

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. dative of : to you, for you
    Te voy a hacer tus calzones...."La Cucaracha"
    I’m going to make your britches
  2. accusative of : you
  3. (reflexive) yourself
See also

Further reading

Sranan Tongo

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From English then.

Conjunction

te

  1. when
    • 1984, “Nioni”, in Telefôn' mi koe mi koenoe, performed by The Exmo Stars and Boogie:
      Te yu no man fu tyari akata / yu no mu trobi matuku
      If you aren't able to carry a headpad / you shouldn't bother with a basket

Etymology 2

From English till or Dutch te.

Preposition

te

  1. until

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Dutch thee.

Noun

te

  1. tea

Sumerian

Romanization

te

  1. Romanization of 𒋼

Swedish

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
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te

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From either French thé or German Tee, ultimately from Hokkien ().

Noun

te n

  1. tea (the tree, its dried leaves and the drink made from them)
Declension
Declension of te 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative te teet teer teerna
Genitive tes teets teers teernas
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Finnish: tee

Etymology 2

From Old Swedish tēa, from Old Norse tjá, from Proto-Germanic *tīhaną, from Proto-Indo-European *deyḱ-. Cognate of Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍄𐌴𐌹𐌷𐌰𐌽 (gateihan), German zeihen, Dutch tijgen.

Verb

te (present ter, preterite tedde, supine tett, imperative te)

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

Etymology 3

Eye dialect spelling of till, for some dialects.

Preposition

te

  1. Synonym of till
Usage notes

Rarely in written form unless imitating speech.

References

Anagrams

Tagalog

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Noun

te (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜒ) (colloquial)

  1. Clipping of ate.

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Spanish te, the Spanish name of the letter T/t.

Noun

te (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜒ) (historical)

  1. the name of the Latin-script letter T/t, in the Abecedario
    Synonyms: (in the Filipino alphabet) ti, (in the Abakada alphabet) ta

Further reading

  • te”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

Tahitian

Article

te (plural sometimes te mau)

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

References

Tokelauan

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *te. Cognates include Hawaiian ke and Samoan le.

Pronunciation

Article

te

  1. Singular definite article; the

Derived terms

See also

References

  • R. Simona, editor (1986), Tokelau Dictionary, Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 379

Tongan

Pronunciation

Article

te

  1. the (definite article)

Turkish

Etymology 1

Noun

te

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

Etymology 2

Noun

te

  1. Letter of the Arabic alphabet: ت

Etymology 3

Adverb

te

  1. Alternative form of ta

Turkmen

Noun

te (definite accusative , plural )

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

Tuvaluan

Article

te

  1. the (definite article)

Veps

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *tee.

Noun

te

  1. road, way

Inflection

Inflection of te (inflection type 13/ma)
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 tehe 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 tehesai teihesai
terminative II telesai teilesai
terminative III tessai
additive I tehepäi 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

Borrowed from English tea, from Dutch thee, from Hokkien (), probably via French thé or English tea.

Pronunciation

Noun

te m (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) tea (drink made with infusion of Camellia sinensis or other leaves)
  2. tea (main evening meal)
    Synonym: swper

Derived terms

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.

References

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “te”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

West Makian

Etymology 1

From Malay teh, possibly through Ternate tee, from Hokkien () (Amoy dialect).

Pronunciation

Noun

te

  1. tea

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

Conjunction

te

  1. so; so that
    Synonym: supaya

References

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours, Pacific linguistics

White Hmong

Etymology

From Proto-Hmong *tæwᶜ (frost).

This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “Doesn't really resemble any other "frost" word in the area. There is a similarity to Hungarian dér (frost), which is generally cited by Magyarologists as being of unknown origin. It is worth noting that, in addition to frost being uncommon or even nonexistent in the regions where Hmong-Mien is spoken, the Hmongic term does not seem to exist in Mienic, and that Hmongic populations are distinguished from Mienics by a noticeable presence of a paternal lineage strongly associated with ancient northeastern Chinese and Uralic populations, the latter which Hungarian belongs to. Perhaps these two terms are linked, though the hypothetical timescale of the relationship makes this virtually impossible to verify.”

Pronunciation

Noun

te (classifier: cov)

  1. frost

References

  • Heimbach, Ernest E. (1979) White Hmong — English Dictionary, SEAP Publications, →ISBN, page 312.
  1. ^ Ratliff, Martha (2010) Hmong-Mien language history (Studies in Language Change; 8), Camberra, Australia: Pacific Linguistics, →ISBN, page 283.

Zia

Noun

te

  1. foot