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

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of telja (group v-18)
infinitive telja
supine talt
participle (a7)1 teljandi taldur
present past
first singular telji taldi
second singular telur taldi
third singular telur taldi
plural telja taldu
imperative
singular tel!
plural teljið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

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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

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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]

  • Icelandic: telja
  • Faroese: telja
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: telja
  • Westrobothnian: teli
  • Old Swedish: tælia
  • Danish: tælle

References[edit]

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