telen

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See also: télen, telén, tèlën, and -telen

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch tēlen, from Old Dutch tilon, from Proto-Germanic *tilōną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈteː.lən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: te‧len
  • Rhymes: -eːlən

Verb[edit]

telen

  1. (transitive) To cultivate, to grow plants, notably crops.
    Synonyms: verbouwen, kweken
    We telen tomaten in onze achtertuin.
    We grow tomatoes in our backyard.
    In deze regio telen ze voornamelijk tarwe.
    In this region, they primarily cultivate wheat.
  2. (transitive) To raise, to breed animals or (figurative, notably a type of) men.
    Synonym: kweken
    Zij telen bijen voor honing.
    They raise bees for honey.
    Op de boerderij telen ze koeien voor melk.
    On the farm, they breed cows for milk.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of telen (weak)
infinitive telen
past singular teelde
past participle geteeld
infinitive telen
gerund telen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular teel teelde
2nd person sing. (jij) teelt teelde
2nd person sing. (u) teelt teelde
2nd person sing. (gij) teelt teelde
3rd person singular teelt teelde
plural telen teelden
subjunctive sing.1 tele teelde
subjunctive plur.1 telen teelden
imperative sing. teel
imperative plur.1 teelt
participles telend geteeld
1) Archaic.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: teel
  • Negerhollands: teel

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

telen

  1. genitive singular of tele

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch tilon, from Proto-Germanic *tilōną.

Verb[edit]

tēlen

  1. To bring forth, to produce.
  2. To effect, to implement.
  3. To cultivate, to foster, to raise (crops, young).
  4. To till (land).

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