til

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See also: TIL, 'til, and тіл

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English til, from Old English til (to, until), possibly from Old Norse til, both from Proto-Germanic *tila- (goal), from Proto-Indo-European *ád (near, at). Compare to Old Frisian til

Alternative forms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

til

  1. (nonstandard) until, till
    c1390, Geoffry Chaucer, “The Canterbury Tales”: 
    He slepeth...Al nyght til the sonne gan aryse.
    2010 May, James Parker, “Revenge of the Wimps”, The Atlantic Monthly, volume 305, number 4, page 38: 
    EVEN IF YOU MAKE ME WRITE IN THIS EVERY DAY TIL THEY LET ME OUT OF HERE

Preposition[edit]

til

  1. (nonstandard) until, till
    1425, Wycliffe, “Ezekial 1:27”, in Wycliffe Bible:
    Fro þe leendis of hym & aboue, & fro þe leendis of him til beneþe I saᵹ þe licnesse of fier.
    2004 Nov, “The Role of Close Friends in African American Adolescents' Dating and Sexual Behavior”, Journal of Sex Research, volume 41, number 4, page 351-362: 
    I just don't know how to just come out in the blue and say it, so I just wait til it comes up...
    2008 Winter, Michael Copperman, “Gone”, Arkansas Review, volume 39, number 3, Arkansas State University, page 139-145: 
    Let him wander round and kids gone meddle him til he get to fighting again.
  2. (archaic) ~ to: as far as; down to; up to, until
    1425, Wycliffe, “Ezekial 40:15”, in Wycliffe Bible:
    He maad frountis by sixti cubitis ... and bifore the face of the ᵹate that lastid til to the face of the porche of the ynner ᵹate, fifti cubitis.

Anagrams[edit]


Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *dɨl.

Noun[edit]

til

  1. tongue
  2. language

Declension[edit]

References[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse til, from Proto-Germanic *tila- (goal), from Proto-Indo-European *ád (near, at).

Adverb[edit]

til

  1. more
  2. additional
  3. another
  4. towards

Conjunction[edit]

til

  1. untill
  2. till

Preposition[edit]

til

  1. to (clarification of this Danish definition is being sought)
  2. for (towards)
  3. at (clarification of this Danish definition is being sought)
  4. by (clarification of this Danish definition is being sought)
  5. with (clarification of this Danish definition is being sought)
  6. as (clarification of this Danish definition is being sought)

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

til

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tillen
  2. imperative of tillen

Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

Noun[edit]

til

  1. bridge

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse, from Proto-Germanic *tila- (goal), from Proto-Indo-European *ád (near, at).

Preposition[edit]

til

  1. (with accusative or with genitive) to (clarification of this Faroese definition is being sought)

Conjunction[edit]

til

  1. until

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

til

  1. Romanization of 𐍄𐌹𐌻

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse, from Proto-Germanic *tila- (goal), from Proto-Indo-European *ád (near, at).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

til

  1. (with genitive) to, towards
    Ég fer til Japans.
    I'm going to Japan.
    Ég er með bréf til þín.
    I have a letter [addressed] to you.

Derived terms[edit]


Kurdish[edit]

til

Noun[edit]

til f

  1. finger (extremity of the hand)


This Kurdish entry was created from the translations listed at finger. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see til in the Kurdish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008



Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

til

  1. rafsi of tcila.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse, from Proto-Germanic *tila- (goal), from Proto-Indo-European *ád (near, at).

Preposition[edit]

til

  1. to (clarification of this Norwegian Bokmål definition is being sought)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse, from Proto-Germanic *tila- (goal), from Proto-Indo-European *ád (near, at).

Preposition[edit]

til

  1. to (indicating destination)
    Dei er på veg til fylkesgrensa.
    They are on their way to the county border.
  2. to (indicating purpose)

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Proto-Germanic *tila-, whence also Old Frisian til, Old High German zil (German Ziel), Old Norse tilr, Gothic 𐍄𐌹𐌻 (til).

Adjective[edit]

til

  1. good (morally good; competent; useful, etc)
    Til sceal mid tilum. — The good shall be with the good.

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from Old Norse til[1] tho the OED has it as "Germanic" and related to Old Norse and to Old Frisian til[2]

Preposition[edit]

til

  1. to, until, unto
    Ðá cueð til him ðe Hǽlend — Then quoth unto them the Savior.

Noun[edit]

til n (nominative plural tilas)

  1. use, service, convenience
    Gewritu secgaþ ðæt seó wiht sý mid moncynne miclum ticlum sweotol and gesýne, sundorcræft hafaþ. — Writings say that those beings were to mankind of great service; they clearly and obviously had special powers.
  2. goodness, kindness
    Me on ðínum tile gelǽr ðæt ic teala cunne ðín sóðfæst weorc healdan. — Thy goodness teaches me that I should maintain your righteous work.

References[edit]

  1. ^ till” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  2. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1884-1928, and First Supplement, 1933

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *til (to, towards). Cognate with Old English til, Old Frisian til.

Preposition[edit]

til

  1. (with genitive) to, towards

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Examples

não (no), cão (dog), chão (floor), pão (bread), mão (hand), perdão (pardon), limão (lemon), irmão (brother), irmã (sister), pinhão (pine seed), algodão (cotton), corações (hearts), manhã (morning), Guimarães, Camões

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal tille, from Latin titulus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

til m (plural tis, or tiles)

  1. tilde, a diacritic (˜). Used in Portuguese to indicate a nasal vowel.
  2. trifle (something of little importance or worth)

Uzbek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *dɨl.

Noun[edit]

til (plural tillar)

  1. tongue
  2. language