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-.

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-.

Prefix[edit]

te-

  1. Creates verbs with a sense of ‘in pieces, apart, asunder’, or with intensive force.

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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-.

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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