tei

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See also: TEI, Téi, tēi, and tʼéí

Brooke's Point Palawano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taqi, from Proto-Austronesian *Caqi. Compare Indonesian tahi, Malagasy tay, Palauan dach and Samoan tae.

Noun[edit]

tei

  1. feces; manure

Chang[edit]

Noun[edit]

tei

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Walter Thomas French, Northern Naga: A Tibeto-Burman Mesolanguage, volume 2 (1983), page 567: Ph yuŋ le, Ch tei la 'thirsty' (Ph yuŋ/Ch tei = 'water')

Fala[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician-Portuguese tou, from Latin tuus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

tei m sg (feminine túa, masculine plural teis, feminine plural túas)

  1. Second-person singular possessive determiner; your

Pronoun[edit]

tei m sg (feminine túa, masculine plural teis, feminine plural túas)

  1. Second-person singular possessive pronoun; yours

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Valeš, Miroslav (2021) Diccionariu de A Fala: lagarteiru, mañegu, valverdeñu (web)[1], 2nd edition, Minde, Portugal: CIDLeS, published 2022, →ISBN

Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tilia, changed into a masculine. Compare Italian tiglio, Romanian tei, Catalan tell.

Noun[edit]

tei m

  1. lime tree, linden

Ido[edit]

Noun[edit]

tei

  1. plural of teo

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tei

  1. Rōmaji transcription of てい

Latgalian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Latvian tie and Lithuanian tie.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtʲɛ̀i̯]
  • Hyphenation: tei

Pronoun[edit]

tei

  1. that (feminine)

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Nicole Nau (2011) A short grammar of Latgalian, München: LINCOM GmbH, →ISBN, page 37

Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *täi.

Noun[edit]

tei

  1. louse

Declension[edit]

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tei

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tēi.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

tei

  1. Alternative form of teye (cord, chain)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tei

  1. Alternative form of þei (they)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

tei

  1. imperative of teia

Obokuitai[edit]

Noun[edit]

tei

  1. child

Further reading[edit]

Old French[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tei

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of toi

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin tilia, turned masculine in assimilation to other tree names, or through Vulgar Latin *tilius. Compare Italian tiglio and Friulian tei.

Noun[edit]

tei m (plural tei)

  1. linden tree

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Samoan[edit]

Noun[edit]

tei

  1. younger relative

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

tei (plural teis)

  1. (South Scots) tea

Tobati[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tei

  1. one

References[edit]

  • Mark Donohue, Tobati, in John Lynch, Malcolm Ross, Terry Crowley, The Oceanic Languages (Curzon Press, Londres, 2002)

Tolomako[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *bei.

Noun[edit]

tei

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Darrell T. Tryon, New Hebrides languages: an internal classification (1976), page 311

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English tie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tei m or f (plural teis)

  1. necktie

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tei dei nhei thei
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.