Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

The fusion of two pre-Greek verbs. The sense 'to rise' is from Proto-Hellenic *telne- from Proto-Indo-European *tl̥-n-h₂-, a nasal-infixed present (the present tense system includes a N progressive aspect marker), cognate with Armenian թողնել (tʻoġnel, to let, allow), Latin tollō (to lift, carry away), Old Irish tlenaid (to carry away, steal), Tocharian B tallaṃ (to lift, endure), from the root Proto-Indo-European *telh₂- (to lift, take on).[1]

The sense 'to accomplish' is from Proto-Hellenic *kʷelne- from Proto-Indo-European *kʷl̥-n-h₁-, also a nasal-infixed present, cognate with Welsh pallu (to fail; to refuse), Tocharian A källāṣ (to lead, bring), Albanian përkul (to bend), from the root Proto-Indo-European *kʷelh₁- (to turn). The meaning in Greek developed from 'to turn' > 'to go in a circle' (eg stars) > 'to carry out to the end'.[2][3]

Pronunciation edit

 

Verb edit

τέλλω (téllō)

  1. (poetic, Cretan) to accomplish, perform
  2. to rise (of stars) = ἀνατέλλω (anatéllō)

Usage notes edit

This verb usually occurs with a prefix, see under Derived terms

Inflection edit

Derived terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ Rix, Helmut, editor (2001), Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben [Lexicon of Indo-European Verbs] (in German), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, →ISBN, page 622
  2. ^ Frisk, Hjalmar (1970) “τέλλω”, in Griechisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 2, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 870
  3. ^ Rix, Helmut, editor (2001), Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben [Lexicon of Indo-European Verbs] (in German), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, →ISBN, page 386

Further reading edit