tills

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tills

  1. plural of till

Verb[edit]

tills

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of till

Anagrams[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of Old Swedish til þäs. Equivalent to till dess.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɪls/, (colloquial) /tɪs/
  • (file)

Conjunction[edit]

tills

  1. until (up to the time that)
    • 1875, Zacharias Topelius, “Finska ödemarker”, in Boken om vårt land:
      Man går ditåt, man tycker sig vara helt nära och ser dock intet annat än den ljungbevuxna sandmon och stam vid stam av de furor, den bär, tills på ett käppkasts avstånd den motsatta stranden börjar röja topparna av sina björkar.
      One goes there, one feels very close and yet see nothing but the heather-covered heath and trunk after trunk of the pines it carries, until at a distance the opposite beach begins to shed the crowns of its birches.
    • 1893, Karl Fredrik Forsman, Såpbubblor:
      Brister hastigt en för vindens pust
      strax en ny i färgglans brinner;
      så det fortgår under lek och lust,
      tills den sista ock bortrinner.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 2019, Olle Olsson, “Avbryter jakten – finns inga älgar att jaga”, in Svensk Jakt[1]:
      92 jägare på 11.000 hektar skulle enligt planen ha fällt 32 älgar det här jaktåret inom Trönö viltvårdsområde. Men då endast nio älgar hade fällts på tre dagar jakt togs beslutet att avbryta älgjakten tills vidare.
      92 hunters on 11,000 hectares were supposed to have killed 32 moose this ear in the Trönö game area. But when only nine moose had been killed in three days of hunting, the decision was made to cancel the moose hunt until further notice.

Preposition[edit]

tills

  1. (colloquial, sometimes proscribed) until (up to a certain time)
    • 2019, Johanna Cederblad, “Snöblask i söder och köldrekord i norr”, in Svenska Dagbladet[2]:
      Nu faller snön i nästan hela landet och så kommer det att fortsätta hela dagen och ända tills i morgon[…]
      Now the snow ls falling in almost the whole country and it will continue throughout the day and until tomorrow.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The prepositional usage of tills is sometimes proscribed in favour of till given its etymology as a contraction of till dess which cannot be used as a preposition, but as the etymology is not clear to everyone, both usages are generally accepted.

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