tee

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See also: Tee, teè, and têe

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English [Term?], from Old English te, from Latin te (the name of the letter T).

Noun[edit]

tee (plural tees)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T.
  2. Something shaped like the letter T.
    Hyponyms: tee-shirt, tee-beam, tee-frame, tee-iron, tee-headed
    angles and tees
  3. (clothing) T-shirt.
    Brendan pulled a black pocket tee over his head.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English teen, from Old English tēon (to pull, tug, draw, drag, entice, allure, induce, lead, bring, rear, educate, attract, arrogate, bring forth, produce, restrain, betake oneself to, go, roam), from Proto-West Germanic *teuhan (to pull, lead), from Proto-Germanic *teuhaną (to draw, lead, bring, pull, help), from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (to pull, lead).

Verb[edit]

tee (third-person singular simple present tees, present participle teeing, simple past teed or tow, past participle teed or town)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To draw; lead.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To draw away; go; proceed.

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Etymology 3[edit]

First attested in the 17th century as teaz, later reanalyzed as a plural.[1]

Noun[edit]

tee (plural tees)

  1. (golf) A flat area of ground from which players hit their first shots on a golf hole.
  2. (sports) A usually wooden or plastic peg from which a ball is kicked or hit.
    • 2019 November 3, Liam de Carme, “Boks, you beauties”, in Sunday Times[1]:
      Pollard, who went into the semifinals with an unsatisfactory 63% return from the kicking tee, turned it around splendidly against Wales and he continued that form despite missing his first attempt in the final.
  3. (curling) The target area of a curling rink
  4. The mark at which players aim in quoits.

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Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

tee (third-person singular simple present tees, present participle teeing, simple past and past participle teed)

  1. (golf) To place a ball on a tee
    • 1909, Walter J. Travis, Practical Golf[2]:
      If at any hole a competitor play his first stroke from outside the limits of the teeing-ground, he shall count that stroke, tee a ball, and play his second stroke from within these limits.
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James A. H. Murray [et al.], editors (1884–1928) , “Tee”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volume IX, Part 2 (Su–Th), London: Clarendon Press, OCLC 15566697, page 139, column 1.

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

tee (plural tees)

  1. A finial resembling an umbrella, crowning a dagoba in Indochinese countries.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch thee.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tee (uncountable)

  1. tea
    Kom ons gaan drink tee.
    Let's go drink some tea.

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *tee. Cognate with Finnish tie.

Noun[edit]

tee (genitive tee, partitive teed)

  1. road, way
Declension[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

From German Tee, ultimately from Min Nan ().

Noun[edit]

tee (genitive tee, partitive teed)

  1. tea
Declension[edit]
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

tee (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T.

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

tee

  1. Second-person singular imperative form of tegema.
  2. Present connegative form of tegema.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Swedish te, from Dutch thee, from Min Nan () (Amoy dialect), from Old Chinese, ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-la (leaf, tea).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈteː/, [ˈt̪e̞ː]
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Syllabification: tee

Noun[edit]

tee

  1. (uncountable) tea (dried leaves or buds of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis)
    Mene kauppaan ja osta teetä.
    Go to the supermarket and buy some tea.
  2. (uncountable) tea (drink made by infusing these dried leaves or buds in hot water)
    Haluaisitko teetä?
    Would you like some tea?
  3. (countable) tea (variety of the tea plant)
    Darjeeling on intialainen tee.
    Darjeeling is a tea from India.
  4. (uncountable, by extension) tea (any drink made by infusing parts of various other plants)
    yrttitee, kamomillatee, minttutee
    herb tea, camomile tea, mint tea
  5. (countable) tea, cup of tea (cup of any one of these drinks)
Usage notes[edit]

As the plural forms are quite rarely used and as they, with the exception of nominative, look the same as the plural forms of tie (road), it may be advisable to substitute a synonym for the word tee in those cases.

Declension[edit]
Inflection of tee (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative tee teet
genitive teen teiden
teitten
partitive teetä teitä
illative teehen teihin
singular plural
nominative tee teet
accusative nom. tee teet
gen. teen
genitive teen teiden
teitten
partitive teetä teitä
inessive teessä teissä
elative teestä teistä
illative teehen teihin
adessive teellä teillä
ablative teeltä teiltä
allative teelle teille
essive teenä teinä
translative teeksi teiksi
instructive tein
abessive teettä teittä
comitative teineen
Possessive forms of tee (type maa)
possessor singular plural
1st person teeni teemme
2nd person teesi teenne
3rd person teensä
Synonyms[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin .

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈteː/, [ˈt̪e̞ː]
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Syllabification: tee

Noun[edit]

tee

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T.
Declension[edit]
Inflection of tee (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative tee teet
genitive teen teiden
teitten
partitive teetä teitä
illative teehen teihin
singular plural
nominative tee teet
accusative nom. tee teet
gen. teen
genitive teen teiden
teitten
partitive teetä teitä
inessive teessä teissä
elative teestä teistä
illative teehen teihin
adessive teellä teillä
ablative teeltä teiltä
allative teelle teille
essive teenä teinä
translative teeksi teiksi
instructive tein
abessive teettä teittä
comitative teineen
Possessive forms of tee (type maa)
possessor singular plural
1st person teeni teemme
2nd person teesi teenne
3rd person teensä

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈteːˣ/, [ˈt̪e̞ː(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Syllabification: tee

Verb[edit]

tee

  1. Present indicative connegative form of tehdä.
  2. Second-person singular imperative form of tehdä.
  3. Second-person singular imperative connegative form of tehdä.

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Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *tee, from Proto-Finno-Permic *teje. Cognates include Finnish tie and Estonian tee.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tee (genitive teen, partitive teetä)

  1. way
  2. path

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of tee
singular plural
nominative tee teet
genitive teen teijjen
partitive teetä teitä
illative teehe teihe
inessive teez teiz
elative teest teist
allative teelle teille
adessive teel teil
ablative teelt teilt
translative teeks teiks
essive teen tein

References[edit]

  • Vitalij Chernyavskij (2005) Ižoran keel (Ittseopastaja)[3]

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *tēa, from Proto-Germanic *taihwǭ.

Noun[edit]

têe f

  1. toe

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: teen (plural reanalysed as singular)
  • Limburgish: tieën (plural reanalysed as singular)

Further reading[edit]

  • tee”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “tee”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English tee.

Noun[edit]

tee m (definite singular tee-en, indefinite plural tee-er, definite plural tee-ene)

  1. (golf) tee
  2. (golf) peg

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English tee.

Noun[edit]

tee m (definite singular tee-en, indefinite plural tee-ar, definite plural tee-ane)

  1. (golf) tee
  2. (golf) peg

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Old Irish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

teë

  1. Alternative spelling of

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
teë theë teë
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Tetum[edit]

Verb[edit]

tee

  1. to defecate

Tiri[edit]

Noun[edit]

tee

  1. tea

References[edit]

  • Midori Osumi, Tinrin Grammar

Votic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *tee.

Noun[edit]

tee (genitive tee, partitive [please provide])

  1. way, road

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

References[edit]

  • "tee" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat

Võro[edit]

Noun[edit]

tee (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T.

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Dutch thee, from Malay teh, from Min Nan ().

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tee c (no plural)

  1. tea

Further reading[edit]

  • tee”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011