tellen

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tellen (plural tellens)

  1. (zoology) Archaic spelling of tellin.

References[edit]

tellen in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛlə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tel‧en
  • Rhymes: -ɛlən

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

tellen

  1. (transitive) to count, to enumerate
  2. (transitive) to determine the number of
  3. (intransitive) to matter, to be of significance
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of tellen (weak)
infinitive tellen
past singular telde
past participle geteld
infinitive tellen
gerund tellen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular tel telde
2nd person sing. (jij) telt telde
2nd person sing. (u) telt telde
2nd person sing. (gij) telt telde
3rd person singular telt telde
plural tellen telden
subjunctive sing.1 telle telde
subjunctive plur.1 tellen telden
imperative sing. tel
imperative plur.1 telt
participles tellend geteld
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: tel
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: tali
  • Negerhollands: tel
  • Sranan Tongo: teri

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

tellen

  1. Plural form of tel

Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German tellen, from Old Saxon tellian, from Proto-Germanic *taljaną. Cognate with Dutch tellen, German zählen, West Frisian telle, English tell, Danish tælle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tellen (past singular tell, past participle tellt, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. to count, to tell

Conjugation[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

tellen

  1. to count, to calculate
  2. to count as, to consider as
  3. to tell, to say

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English tellan, from Proto-West Germanic *talljan, from Proto-Germanic *taljaną.

Verb[edit]

tellen

  1. to count
  2. to tell

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Middle Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon tellian, from Proto-Germanic *taljaną. Cognate with Dutch tellen and English tell.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tellən/, [t(ʰ)elˠːə̃n] or IPA(key): /tɛllən/, [t(ʰ)ɛlˠːə̃n]
  • The raising of [ɛ] to [e] might have been blocked by /lC/, as this combination prevented a lowering of [ʊ] to [ɔ].

Verb[edit]

tellen

  1. to count, to tell

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *taljaną.

Verb[edit]

tellen

  1. to tell, to say
  2. to count

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • tellen”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012