tio

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See also: tío, tió, tio-, -tio, and ti'o

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish tío.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tio m (plural tios, feminine tia)

  1. (regional) uncle
  2. (colloquial) dude; pal, when addressing them

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ti- (demonstrative correlative prefix) +‎ -o (correlative suffix of objects).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtio/
  • Hyphenation: ti‧o
  • Rhymes: -io
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Pronoun[edit]

tio (plural tioj, accusative singular tion, accusative plural tiojn)

  1. that [thing] (demonstrative correlative of objects)

Usage notes[edit]

As with other correlatives of objects, and unlike English that, tio always functions as a pronoun, never an adjective.

When combined with ĉi, the adverbial particle of proximity, ĉi tio or tio ĉi means "this [thing]".

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Gallo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French clos, from Latin clausus (compare French clos, Norman clios)), perfect passive participle of claudō, claudere (shut, close).

Noun[edit]

tio m (plural tios)

  1. (agriculture) enclosure, field

Italiot Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian tio, from Latin thius.

Noun[edit]

tio f

  1. (Italiot Dialect) uncle

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Hawaiian kio, Indonesian tiram).

Noun[edit]

tio

  1. oyster

Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tíu, from Proto-Germanic *tehun, from Proto-Indo-European *déḱm̥t.

Numeral[edit]

tīo

  1. ten

Descendants[edit]


Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese tio and Spanish tío and Kabuverdianu tiu.

Noun[edit]

tio

  1. uncle

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese tio, tyo, from Late Latin thīus, from Ancient Greek θεῖος (theîos). Compare Spanish tío, Italian zio, Sardinian tiu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tio m (plural tios, feminine tia, feminine plural tias)

  1. uncle (brother of someone's father or mother, or an aunt's husband)
  2. (Brazil, slang, often considered disrespectful) uncle (term of address for any adult)
    1. (usually in the diminutive) guy; bloke
      Tinha dois tiozinhos no ponto.There were two guys at the bus stop.
    2. an employee who performs a given activity
      tio da limpezajanitor (literally, “uncle of the cleaning”)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Kabuverdianu: tiu

Swedish[edit]

Swedish cardinal numbers
 <  9 10 11  > 
    Cardinal : tio
    Ordinal : tionde

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tíu, from Proto-Germanic *tehun (ten), from Proto-Indo-European *déḱm̥t (ten). Cognate with Icelandic tíu, Faroese tíggju, Norwegian ti, Danish ti and English ten.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tio

  1. (cardinal) ten

Related terms[edit]

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