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)

Indonesian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

te-

  1. Alternative form of ter-

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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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Prefix[edit]

te-

  1. Alternative form of to- (towards)

Etymology 2[edit]

Prefix[edit]

te-

  1. Alternative form of to- (apart)

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

te-

  1. Alternative form of tō-

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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