tej

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English[edit]

A berele glass containing unfiltered tej.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Amharic ጠጀ (ṭäǧä, honey wine, mead).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tej (countable and uncountable, plural tej)

  1. A style of mead or honey wine common to Ethiopia and Eritrea.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *tai e, a parallel formation to tëhu.[1]

Adverb[edit]

tej

  1. far
  2. beyond

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “tej”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 451

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from an Iranian language, compare Ossetian дӕйын (dæjyn, to suck), Middle Persian [script needed] (dāyag, nurse), Persian دایه(dâye, nurse), Kurdish da (mother), Sanskrit धयति (dhayati, to suck, drink). Cognate also with old southern Mansi -тай (-taj) (in сыртай (syrtaj, milk)), both possibly via Proto-Ugric *täjɜ.[1] The earlier nominative was , lost in favor of the oblique stem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tej (plural tejek)

  1. milk

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative tej tejek
accusative tejet tejeket
dative tejnek tejeknek
instrumental tejjel tejekkel
causal-final tejért tejekért
translative tejjé tejekké
terminative tejig tejekig
essive-formal tejként tejekként
essive-modal
inessive tejben tejekben
superessive tejen tejeken
adessive tejnél tejeknél
illative tejbe tejekbe
sublative tejre tejekre
allative tejhez tejekhez
elative tejből tejekből
delative tejről tejekről
ablative tejtől tejektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
tejé tejeké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
tejéi tejekéi
Possessive forms of tej
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. tejem tejeim
2nd person sing. tejed tejeid
3rd person sing. teje tejei
1st person plural tejünk tejeink
2nd person plural tejetek tejeitek
3rd person plural tejük tejeik

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Katz, Hartmut. 1991. "Altsüdwogulisches". — Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 50, pp. 81–91.

Further reading[edit]

  • tej in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Lower Sorbian[edit]

tej

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from German Tee, from Min Nan (), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-la (leaf, tea).

Noun[edit]

tej m

  1. tea
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Determiner[edit]

tej

  1. inflection of ten:
    1. dative/locative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative dual

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tej f

  1. genitive/dative/locative singular of ta