till

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English (Northumbrian) til, from Old Norse til.[1]

Preposition[edit]

till

  1. (now dialectal) To.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur, Bk.XVIII, Ch.vii:
      Than the knyghtes parters of the lystis toke up Sir Madore and led hym tylle hys tente.
    • 1854, Prof. John Wilson, The Genius and Character of Burns, p.194 (Google preview):
      Similar sentiments will recur to everyone familiar with his writings all through them till the very end.
  2. Until, up to, as late as (a given time).
    I have to work till eight o'clock tonight.
    She stayed till the very end.
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Conjunction[edit]

till

  1. until, until the time that
    Maybe you can, maybe you can't: you won't know till you try.
    • 1582, Douay–Rheims Bible, Song of Songs 2:7:
      [] that you stir not up, nor make the beloved to awake, till she please.
    • 1846, Edward Lear, The Book of Nonsense:
      She twirled round and round, / Till she sunk underground, []
    • 1912, anonymous, Punky Dunk and the Mouse, P.F. Volland & Co.:
      And the Mouse sat and laughed till he cried.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English tillen "to draw" from Old English -tyllan (as in betyllan "to lure, decoy," and fortyllan "draw away;" related to tollian). Cognate with Albanian ndjell (I lure, attract).

Or alternatively from Anglo-Norman tylle "compartment" from Old French tille "compartment, shelter on a ship" from Old Norse þilja "plank."

Noun[edit]

till (plural tills)

  1. A cash register
  2. A removable box within a cash register containing the money
    Pull all the tills and lock them in the safe.
  3. The contents of a cash register, for example at the beginning or end of the day or of a cashier's shift
    My count of my till was 30 dollars short.
  4. (obsolete) A tray or drawer in a chest.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Old English tilian

Verb[edit]

till (third-person singular simple present tills, present participle tilling, simple past and past participle tilled)

  1. (transitive) to develop so as to improve or prepare for usage; to cultivate (said of knowledge, virtue, mind etc)
  2. (transitive) to work or cultivate or plough (soil); to prepare for growing vegetation and crops
    • Bible, Genesis iii. 23
      The Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
  3. (intransitive) to cultivate soil
  4. (obsolete) To prepare; to get.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of W. Browne to this entry?)
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Etymology 4[edit]

Unknown, but possibly via etymology 3 (the verb) because alluvial deposit is used as a fertilizer.

Noun[edit]

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till (plural tills)

  1. glacial drift consisting of a mixture of clay, sand, pebbles and boulders
  2. (dialect) manure or other material used to fertilize land
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Etymology 5[edit]

Shortened from lentil.

Noun[edit]

till (plural tills)

  1. A vetch; a tare.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ till” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

till (genitive tilli, partitive tilli)

  1. dill (herb)
  2. (slang) penis

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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till (past thill, future tillidh, verbal noun tilleadh, past participle tillte)

  1. to return, come back
  2. to relapse
    • Thill ris. ― He has got a relapse.

References[edit]

  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Preposition[edit]

till

  1. to
    Välkommen till Sverige!
    Welcome to Sweden!
    Ge den till mig.
    Give it to me.
    Vi behöver två till fem nya datorer.
    We need two to five new computers.
  2. for
    en bra TV till ett bra pris
    a good TV for a good price
    Vad vill du ha till middags?
    What do you want for dinner?
    en present till min syster
    a present for my sister
    pengar till resan
    money for a trip
  3. with
    Jag tar mjölk till mitt kaffe
    I take milk with my coffee


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Adverb[edit]

till

  1. another; in addition
    • Jag ska vara här en vecka till.
      • I'll be here for another week.