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teen

See also: -teen

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Back-formation from teenager.

NounEdit

teen (plural teens)

  1. A teenager, a person between 13 and 19 years old.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English tene, from Old English tēona (reproach, wrong), from tēon (to accuse), from Proto-Germanic *tīhaną (to blame), from Proto-Indo-European *deyk- (to show, direct, say); akin to German zeihen, Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍄𐌴𐌹𐌷𐌰𐌽 (gateihan, to tell, announce), Latin dīcere (to say). See token.

NounEdit

teen (plural teens)

  1. (archaic) Grief, sorrow; suffering.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old English tēonian, to slander, vex. See Etymology 2 above.

VerbEdit

teen (third-person singular simple present teens, present participle teening, simple past and past participle teened)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To excite; to provoke; to vex; to afflict; to injure.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Piers Plowman to this entry?)

Etymology 4Edit

See tine to shut

VerbEdit

teen (third-person singular simple present teens, present participle teening, simple past and past participle teened)

  1. (transitive, obsolete, provincial) To hedge or fence in; to enclose.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch tegen.

PrepositionEdit

teen

  1. against

DanishEdit

NounEdit

teen c

  1. singular definite of te

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch tee, from Old Dutch *tēa, from Proto-Germanic *taihwǭ. The modern form was origially a plural, which was reanalysed as a singular. Compare schoen where the same has happened, or raaf which went the opposite way.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

teen m (plural tenen, diminutive teentje n)

  1. (anatomy) toe
  2. twig, thin branch

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FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

teen

  1. First-person singular present indicative form of tehdä.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

teen

  1. Genitive singular form of tee.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

teen m

  1. definite singular of te

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

teen m

  1. definite singular of te