telja

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse telja, from Proto-Germanic *taljaną.

Verb[edit]

telja (third person singular past indicative taldi, third person plural past indicative talt, supine talt)

  1. to count
  2. to tell

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse telja, from Proto-Germanic *taljaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

telja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative taldi, supine talið)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, governs the accusative) to count
    Hún kann að telja upp að tíu á japönsku.
    She can count to ten in Japanese.
  2. (transitive, intransitive, governs the accusative) to believe, think syn.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse telja, from Proto-Germanic *taljaną.

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Verb[edit]

telja (present tense tel, past tense talde, past participle talt, passive infinitive teljast, present participle teljande, imperative tel)

  1. to count

Etymology 2[edit]

May be comparable with Icelandic tölva and Faroese telda.

Noun[edit]

telja

  1. computer (only Høgnorsk)

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *taljaną (to count, tell). Cognate with Old English tellan, Old Frisian tella, Old Saxon tellian, Old High German zellen.

Verb[edit]

telja (singular past indicative taldi, plural past indicative tǫldu, past participle taldr or taliðr)

  1. to count, number
  2. to tell, say
  3. to reckon, consider

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Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: tælle
  • Icelandic: telja
  • Faroese: telja

References[edit]

  • telja in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press