ter-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ter (three times).

Prefix[edit]

ter-

  1. three, threefold

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Malay ter-, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ta-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tə(r)/
  • (file)

Prefix[edit]

ter- (verb base)

  1. accidental aspect of the passive intransitive verb
    ter- + ‎tidur (sleep) → ‎tertidur ((accidentally) slept)
  2. momentane aspect of the passive intransitive verb
    ter- + ‎jatuh (fall) → ‎terjatuh ((suddenly) fall)
  3. perfective aspect of the passive transitive verb
    ter- + ‎letak (to place) → ‎terletak (have been placed)
    ter- + ‎sangka (to suspect) → ‎tersangka (to be suspected)
  4. (law) noun derivative from perfective aspect of the passive transitive verb
    ter- + ‎sangka (to suspect) → ‎tersangka (suspect)
  5. to be able [base]
    ter- + ‎beli (to buy) → ‎terbeli (to be able to buy)

ter- (adjective base, adverb base)

  1. used to form the superlative of adjectives and adverbs.
    ter- + ‎besar (big) → ‎terbesar (biggest)
    ter- + ‎panjang (long) → ‎terpanjang (longest)

Alternative forms[edit]

  • te- used in word with initial /r/ or several words with final /-ər/ in first syllable

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Malay ter-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ter-

  1. accidental aspect of the passive intransitive verb
    ter- + ‎tidur (sleep) → ‎tertidur ((accidentally) slept)
  2. momentane aspect of the passive intransitive verb
    ter- + ‎jatuh (fall) → ‎terjatuh ((suddenly) fall)
  3. perfective aspect of the passive transitive verb
    ter- + ‎letak (to place) → ‎terletak (have been placed)
    ter- + ‎sangka (to suspect) → ‎tersangka (to be suspected)
  4. to be able [base]
    ter- + ‎beli (to buy) → ‎terbeli (to be able to buy)

ter- (adjective base, adverb base)

  1. used to form the superlative of adjectives and adverbs.
    ter- + ‎besar (big) → ‎terbesar (biggest)
    ter- + ‎panjang (long) → ‎terpanjang (longest)

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