te-

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Prefix[edit]

tฤ“-

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

See also[edit]


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 ๐Œณ๐Œน๐ƒ- โ€Ž(dis-), and with Latin dis-.

Prefix[edit]

te-

  1. (obsolete, no longer productive) Created verbs with a sense of โ€˜in pieces, apart, asunderโ€™, or with intensive force.
    tekappen โ€Ž(โ€œto hew into piecesโ€)
    terijten โ€Ž(โ€œto rip apartโ€)
    tesplitsen โ€Ž(โ€œto split into piecesโ€)

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 ๐Œณ๐Œน๐ƒ- โ€Ž(dis-), and with Latin dis-.

Prefix[edit]

te-

  1. Creates verbs with a sense of โ€˜in pieces, apart, asunderโ€™, or with intensive force.
    tebreken โ€Ž(โ€œto break apartโ€)
    tesenden โ€Ž(โ€œto scatter, to divideโ€)
    teslaen โ€Ž(โ€œto crushโ€)
    tesliten โ€Ž(โ€œto tear apartโ€)
    tesmelten โ€Ž(โ€œto melt, to fuseโ€)
    tescheren โ€Ž(โ€œto rip apartโ€)
    tesniden โ€Ž(โ€œto cut to piecesโ€)
    tespliten โ€Ž(โ€œto cleaveโ€)
    tespreiden โ€Ž(โ€œto scatterโ€)
    tespringen โ€Ž(โ€œto split into piecesโ€)
    testeken โ€Ž(โ€œto pierce; to devalueโ€)
    testorten โ€Ž(โ€œto fall apartโ€)
    testoten โ€Ž(โ€œto thrust apartโ€)
    testrooyen โ€Ž(โ€œto scatterโ€)
    tetreden โ€Ž(โ€œto trampleโ€)
    tevallen โ€Ž(โ€œto fall and break in pieces; to dilapidateโ€)
    tevaren โ€Ž(โ€œto be ceased, to be extinguishedโ€)
    tevlieten โ€Ž(โ€œto dissolve, to fade awayโ€)
    tevoeren โ€Ž(โ€œto destroy; to subjugateโ€): causative of tevaren.
    tewerpen โ€Ž(โ€œto wound by a throwโ€)
    tewoesten โ€Ž(โ€œto destroyโ€)
    tewriven โ€Ž(โ€œto destroy or pulverize by rubbingโ€)

Old English[edit]

Prefix[edit]

te- โ€Ž(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 ๐Œณ๐Œน๐ƒ- โ€Ž(dis-), and with Latin dis-.

Prefix[edit]

te-

  1. Creates verbs with a sense of โ€˜apart, in piece, asunderโ€™, or with intensive force.
    tebrekan โ€Ž(โ€œto break apartโ€)
    tebrestan โ€Ž(โ€œto tear upโ€)
    tedฤ“lian โ€Ž(โ€œto separateโ€)
    tefallan โ€Ž(โ€œto decayโ€)
    tefaran โ€Ž(โ€œto decay, to consumeโ€)
    tegangan โ€Ž(โ€œto dissolveโ€)
    teglฤซdan โ€Ž(โ€œto glide awayโ€)
    tekฤซnan โ€Ž(โ€œto dissolveโ€)
    tekliovan โ€Ž(โ€œto tear apartโ€)
    telฤtan โ€Ž(โ€œto disperseโ€)
    telลsian โ€Ž(โ€œto resolveโ€)
    teskrฤซdan โ€Ž(โ€œto dissolveโ€)
    teslahan โ€Ž(โ€œto destroyโ€)
    tesprengian โ€Ž(โ€œto smashโ€)
    testลrian โ€Ž(โ€œto destroyโ€)
    testลtan โ€Ž(โ€œto poundโ€)
    teswingan โ€Ž(โ€œto disperseโ€)
    tewerpan โ€Ž(โ€œto disperse, to destroyโ€)

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