tee

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See also: TEE, 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.
    • 1985, Stephen King, Paranoid: A Chant
      They have writing samples and examine the back loops of pees and the crosses of tees.
  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]

First attested in the 17th century as teaz, later reanalyzed as a plural.[1] This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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.
Derived terms[edit]
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 3[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]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From German Tee, ultimately from Min Nan ().

Noun[edit]

tee (genitive tee, partitive teed)

  1. tea
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

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, itself 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)
    Synonyms: (dialectal) saikka, tsaikka, tsaikku, tsaiju, tsaju, tsaikka, tsaikku, tsaju, tsaiju (dialectal)
    Haluaisitko teetä?
    Would you like some tea?
  3. (countable) tea (variety of the tea plant)
    Synonym: teelaatu
    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)
    Synonym: juoma
    yrttiteeherbal tea
    kamomillateecamomile tea
    minttuteemint tea
  5. (countable) tea, cup of tea (cup of any one of these drinks)
    Synonyms: teekupillinen, kuppi teetä
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
Derived terms[edit]

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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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

tee m (plural tees)

  1. (sports) tee

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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. street
    • 1936, D. I. Efimov, Lukukirja: Inkeroisia alkușkouluja vart (ensimäine osa), Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 6:
      Harkkaisin teen päälle, jää puuttui jalan alle.
      I stepped onto the street, ice got under my feet.
  2. way, path
    • 1936, L. G. Terehova; V. G. Erdeli, Mihailov and P. I. Maksimov, transl., Geografia: oppikirja iƶoroin alkușkoulun kolmatta klaassaa vart (ensimäine osa), Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-Pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 5:
      Tiijussimma teen ja läksimmä.
      We recognised the way and we went.

Declension[edit]

Declension of tee (type 8/maa, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative tee teet
genitive teen teijen
partitive teetä teitä
illative teehe teihe
inessive tees teis
elative teest teist
allative teelle teille
adessive teel teil
ablative teelt teilt
translative teeks teiks
essive teennä, teen teinnä, tein
exessive1) teent teint
1) obsolete
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)
**) the comitative is formed by adding the suffix -ka? or -kä? to the genitive.
Chernyavskij's declension 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
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • V. I. Junus (1936) Iƶoran Keelen Grammatikka[3], Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 66
  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 583
  • Vitalij Chernyavskij (2005) Ižoran keel (Ittseopastaja)[4], page 171

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]

Etymology[edit]

From English tee.

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

Etymology[edit]

From English tee.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

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

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


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.

Ternate[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Malay teh, from Min Nan () (Amoy dialect)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tee

  1. tea

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Tetum[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See the Tetum noun teen.

Verb[edit]

tee

  1. to defecate, to excrete

Tiri[edit]

Noun[edit]

tee

  1. tea

References[edit]

  • Midori Osumi, Tinrin Grammar

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.


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

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