te-

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Prefix[edit]

tē-

  1. Indefinite animate object: someone; somebody; everyone; people.
  2. Indefinite animate possessor: someone's; somebody's.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch te-, from Old Dutch *ti-, from Proto-Germanic *twiz-, from Proto-Indo-European *dwis-. Cognate with Old Frisian ti-, te-, Old Saxon te-, Old High German zi-, zir-, zar-, zur- (German zer-), Gothic 𐌳𐌹𐍃- (dis-), and with Latin dis-.

Prefix[edit]

te-

  1. (obsolete, no longer productive) Created verbs with a sense of ‘in pieces, apart, asunder’, or with intensive force.
    tekappen (to hew into pieces)
    terijten (to rip apart)
    tesplitsen (to split into pieces)

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *ti-, from Proto-Germanic *twiz-, from Proto-Indo-European *dwis-. Cognate with Old Frisian ti-, te-, Old Saxon te-, Old High German zi-, zir-, zar-, zur- (German zer-), Gothic 𐌳𐌹𐍃- (dis-), and with Latin dis-.

Prefix[edit]

te-

  1. Creates verbs with a sense of ‘in pieces, apart, asunder’, or with intensive force.
    tebreken (to break apart)
    tesenden (to scatter, to divide)
    teslaen (to crush)
    tesliten (to tear apart)
    tesmelten (to melt, to fuse)
    tescheren (to rip apart)
    tesniden (to cut to pieces)
    tespliten (to cleave)
    tespreiden (to scatter)
    tespringen (to split into pieces)
    testeken (to pierce; to devalue)
    testorten (to fall apart)
    testoten (to thrust apart)
    testrooyen (to scatter)
    tetreden (to trample)
    tevallen (to fall and break in pieces; to dilapidate)
    tevaren (to be ceased, to be extinguished)
    tevlieten (to dissolve, to fad away)
    tevoeren (to destroy; to subjugate): causative of tevaren.
    tewerpen (to wound by a throw)
    tewoesten (to destroy)
    tewriven (to destroy or pulverize by rubbing)

Old English[edit]

Prefix[edit]

te- (unstressed prefix)

  1. Alternative form of to-.



Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *twiz-, from Proto-Indo-European *dwis-. Cognate with Old Frisian ti-, te-, Old High German zi-, zir-, zar-, zur- (German zer-), Middle Dutch te-, Dutch te-, Gothic 𐌳𐌹𐍃- (dis-), and with Latin dis-.

Prefix[edit]

te-

  1. Creates verbs with a sense of ‘apart, in piece, asunder’, or with intensive force.
    tebrekan (to break apart)
    tebrestan (to tear up)
    tedēlian (to separate)
    tefallan (to decay)
    tefaran (to decay, to consume)
    tegangan (to dissolve)
    teglīdan (to glide away)
    tekīnan (to dissolve)
    tekliovan (to tear apart)
    telātan (to disperse)
    telōsian (to resolve)
    teskrīdan (to dissolve)
    teslahan (to destroy)
    tesprengian (to smash)
    testōrian (to destroy)
    testōtan (to pound)
    teswingan (to disperse)
    tewerpan (to disperse, to destroy)

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