tel

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

tel (plural tels)

  1. Abbreviation of telephone number.
  2. Abbreviation of telegraph.
  3. Abbreviation of telegram.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Hebrew תֵּל (tél, hill) or Arabic تَلّ (tall).

Noun[edit]

tel (plural tels)

  1. A hill or mound. Used especially for land features in the Middle East and North Africa

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch tellen, from Middle Dutch tellen, from Old Dutch tellen, from Proto-Germanic *taljaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tel (present tel, present participle telende, past participle tellende)

  1. to count

References[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish تل (tel), from Armenian թել (tʿel, thread).

Noun[edit]

tel

  1. thread
  2. (music) chord, string
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “թել”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press

Azerbaijani[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic тел
Roman tel
Perso-Arabic تئل

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *tēl (wire, string; thong; strand)[1]. Cognate with Karakhanid تِلیٖ (tili, thong), Crimean Tatar and Turkish tel, Turkmen til, Kumyk and Nogai тел (tel), Chuvash тал (tal, bundle). Alternatively, related to Armenian թել (tʿel, thread)[2][3].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tel (definite accusative teli, plural tellər)

  1. strand of hair
  2. string
  3. wire
  4. telegram
    tel vurmaqto send a telegram (to telegraph)
  5. fringe; bang; forelock

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*tēl”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  2. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “tel”, in Nişanyan Sözlük
  3. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “թել”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

tel

  1. but

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Armenian թել (tʿel, thread).

Noun[edit]

tel

  1. wire
    baqır telcopper wire
  2. (music) chord, string

References[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Noun[edit]

tel m (plural tellen, diminutive telletje n)

  1. count
    De gebedssnoeren worden gebruikt om de tel niet kwijt te raken bij het reciteren of chanten.[1] — Prayer beads are used in order to not lose count while reciting or chanting.
  2. (time) second
  3. a short moment

Verb[edit]

tel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tellen
  2. imperative of tellen

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French tel, from Latin tālis. Compare Spanish tal.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tel (feminine singular telle, masculine plural tels, feminine plural telles)

  1. such

Pronoun[edit]

tel

  1. one (impersonal pronoun)

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tālis.

Adjective[edit]

tel m (oblique and nominative feminine singular tele)

  1. such a
    • circa 1050, Turoldus, La Chanson de Roland (Oxford manuscript)
      Unques nuls hom tel chevaler ne vit
      Never has a man seen such a knight

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Verb[edit]

tel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of telja
  2. second-person singular imperative of telja

Rohingya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit तैल (taila).

Noun[edit]

tel

  1. oil

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish تل (tel), from Armenian թել (tʿel, thread).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tȅl m (Cyrillic spelling те̏л)

  1. (obsolete) thin wire
    Ne biju se tako pobinjice, već se biju od tela kandžijom
  2. silver or golden thread or string for sewing or embroidering
    • 1906, Stevan Sremac, Zona Zamfirova:
      Pustila dugu kosu niz pleća i preko grudi, a niz dugu kosu pušta se tel, blešti i treperi tel među crnom bujnom kosom, pa mu izgleda Zona sjajna i svečana kao zavetna ikona.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1957, Škaljić Abdulah, Turcizmi u narodnom govoru, Sarajevo
  • 1976, Речник српскохрватскога књижевног језика, VI. књига, Ц-Ш (стотина), друго фототипско издање, Матица српска, Нови Сад, стр. 171

Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish تل (tel, thread), ultimately from Proto-Turkic *tēl (wire, string; thong; strand)[1]. Cognate with Karakhanid تِلیٖ (tili, thong), Crimean Tatar and Azerbaijani tel, Turkmen til, Kumyk and Nogai тел (tel), Chuvash тал (tal, bundle). Alternatively, related to Armenian թել (tʿel, thread)[2][3].

Noun[edit]

tel (definite accusative teli, plural teller)

  1. wire
  2. thread
  3. string, chord
    tambur telistring of a tambur
  4. telegram
    tel çekmeksend a telegram
Declension[edit]
Inflection
Nominative tel
Definite accusative teli
Singular Plural
Nominative tel teller
Definite accusative teli telleri
Dative tele tellere
Locative telde tellerde
Ablative telden tellerden
Genitive telin tellerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular telim tellerim
2nd singular telin tellerin
3rd singular teli telleri
1st plural telimiz tellerimiz
2nd plural teliniz telleriniz
3rd plural telleri telleri
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*tēl”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  2. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “tel”, in Nişanyan Sözlük
  3. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “թել”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of telefon.

Noun[edit]

tel

  1. Abbreviation of telefon.
Declension[edit]
Inflection
Nominative tel
Definite accusative teli
Singular Plural
Nominative tel teller
Definite accusative teli telleri
Dative tele tellere
Locative telde tellerde
Ablative telden tellerden
Genitive telin tellerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular telim tellerim
2nd singular telin tellerin
3rd singular teli telleri
1st plural telimiz tellerimiz
2nd plural teliniz telleriniz
3rd plural telleri telleri

References[edit]


Volapük[edit]

Volapük cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : tel
    Ordinal : telid
    Adverbial : telna

Numeral[edit]

tel

  1. (cardinal) two

Derived terms[edit]


West Frisian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tel

  1. soon