te

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • (North America) ti

Etymology[edit]

Altered from si in the 19th century to prevent having two notes of the musical scale starting with the same letter.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

te (uncountable)

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

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

te

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

Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

te

  1. tea

Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

te f (plural tes)

  1. The Latin letter T (lowercase t).

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin , from .

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

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

  1. you, thee (direct or indirect object)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

te

  1. Alternative spelling of teh.

Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin .

Pronoun[edit]

te

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

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • the (unofficial since 1872, but still common)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /teː/, [tˢeːˀ]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

te c (singular definite teen, plural indefinite teer)

  1. tea
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse tjá.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. behave

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

te

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

Preposition[edit]

te

  1. (modifying an infinitive verb) to
    Er is iets te eten
    there is something to eat
  2. located at, in
    Te Amsterdam
    in Amsterdam.

Article[edit]

te

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

Usage notes[edit]

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[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

te (short form of teie)

  1. you (plural and polite form).

Ewe[edit]

Noun[edit]

te

  1. paternal aunt
  2. yam

Preposition[edit]

te

  1. under

Verb[edit]

te

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

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

te n (genitive singular tes, uncountable)

  1. tea

Declension[edit]

n4s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative te teið
Accusative te teið
Dative te(i) tenum
Genitive tes tesins

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: te
  • Rhymes: -e
  • IPA(key): [te]

Pronoun[edit]

te (stem tei-)

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

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin , from , from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

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.
Related terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

te f (plural tes)

  1. Name of the letter t.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin , dative singular form of .

Pronoun[edit]

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[edit]


Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French été (been)

Adverb[edit]

te

  1. Indicates the past or pluperfect tense.

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same Proto-Uralic root *te as Finnish sinä and Ter Sami tonn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

te

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

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

te n (genitive singular tes, no plural)

  1. tea

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

te

  1. warm
  2. hot

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin , from .

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -e

Pronoun[edit]

te

  1. (emphasised objective of tu) you

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

te

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Ladin[edit]

Preposition[edit]

te

  1. in, into

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page as described here.

Noun[edit]

(indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter T.
Coordinate terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

  1. accusative singular of
  2. ablative singular of
Descendants[edit]
  • Catalan: te
  • French: te
  • Italian: te
  • Romanian: te
  • Spanish: te

Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

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[edit]


Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

te pl

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

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

te

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Article[edit]

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[edit]

Noun[edit]

te

  1. mouth
  2. door

Middle Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (eastern) toe

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

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[edit]

te

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

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: te

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch thee.

Noun[edit]

te m (definite singular teen)

  1. tea
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse tjá.

Verb[edit]

te

  1. behave
Inflection[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch thee.

Noun[edit]

te m (definite singular teen)

  1. tea
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse tjá.

Verb[edit]

te

  1. behave
Inflection[edit]

Novial[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

te

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

Related terms[edit]


Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ta (to).

Preposition[edit]

te

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

Related terms[edit]


Old French[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

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[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

te

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

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

te

  1. (object pronoun) you
    Matar-te-ei; Te matarei; Matarei-te.
    I will kill you.

See also[edit]

Portuguese personal pronouns (edit)
Number Person Nominative
(subject)
Objective
(direct object)
Objective
(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 (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[edit]

Article[edit]

te (pl te mau)

  1. the (the definite article)

Romani[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

te

  1. if

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin , accusative of tu.

Pronoun[edit]

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?

See also[edit]


Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

te m

  1. (Sursilvan) tea

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

te (Cyrillic spelling те)

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

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

te f (plural tes)

  1. Name of the letter t.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin te, accusative of tu.

Pronoun[edit]

te

  1. you (singular second-person personal pronoun)
    Te voy a hacer tus calzones...."La Cucaracha"
    I’m going to make your britches
  2. yourself (reflexive singular second-person personal pronoun)
See also[edit]

Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

te n

  1. tea

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

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[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Tahitian[edit]

Article[edit]

te (plural sometimes te mau)

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

References[edit]


Tongan[edit]

Article[edit]

te

  1. the (the definite article)

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

te

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

See also[edit]


Tuvaluan[edit]

Article[edit]

te

  1. the (the definite article)

Volapük[edit]

Adverb[edit]

te

  1. only, solely, merely
  2. but