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See also: teri and tɛri


Etymology 1[edit]

A spelling variant of Terry, from Teresa.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A diminutive of the female given name Teresa.
    • 2003 Ian Rankin, A Question of Blood, Orion, →ISBN, page 34:
      'What's your name, by the way?'
      She spelt it for him. 'But you can call me Miss Teri.'
      Rebus smiled. 'I'll assume that's an assumed name. Maybe I'll see you around, Miss Teri.'

Etymology 2[edit]

From Teribus ye teri odin, of unknown origin (though possibly Old Welsh).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Someone from Hawick.




Shortening of Teréz or Terézia +‎ -i (diminutive suffix).


  • IPA(key): [ˈtɛri]
  • Hyphenation: Te‧ri

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A diminutive of the female given names Teréz or Terézia.


Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative Teri Terik
accusative Terit Teriket
dative Terinek Teriknek
instrumental Terivel Terikkel
causal-final Teriért Terikért
translative Terivé Terikké
terminative Teriig Terikig
essive-formal Teriként Terikként
inessive Teriben Terikben
superessive Terin Teriken
adessive Terinél Teriknél
illative Teribe Terikbe
sublative Terire Terikre
allative Terihez Terikhez
elative Teriből Terikből
delative Teriről Terikről
ablative Teritől Teriktől
Possessive forms of Teri
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Terim Terijeim
2nd person sing. Terid Terijeid
3rd person sing. Terije Terijei
1st person plural Terink Terijeink
2nd person plural Teritek Terijeitek
3rd person plural Terijük Terijeik