See also: Tee, teè, and têe

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English [Term?], from Old English te, from Latin te (the name of the letter T).

NounEdit

tee (plural tees)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T.
    • 1985, Stephen King, Paranoid: A Chant
      They have writing samples and examine the back loops of pees and the crosses of tees.
  2. Something shaped like the letter T.
    Hyponyms: tee-shirt, tee-beam, tee-frame, tee-iron, tee-headed
    angles and tees
  3. (clothing) T-shirt.
    Brendan pulled a black pocket tee over his head.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

First attested in the 17th century as teaz, later reanalyzed as a plural.[1]

NounEdit

tee (plural tees)

  1. (golf) A flat area of ground from which players hit their first shots on a golf hole.
  2. (sports) A usually wooden or plastic peg from which a ball is kicked or hit.
    • 2019 November 3, Liam de Carme, “Boks, you beauties”, in Sunday Times[1]:
      Pollard, who went into the semifinals with an unsatisfactory 63% return from the kicking tee, turned it around splendidly against Wales and he continued that form despite missing his first attempt in the final.
  3. (curling) The target area of a curling rink
  4. The mark at which players aim in quoits.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

tee (third-person singular simple present tees, present participle teeing, simple past and past participle teed)

  1. (golf) To place a ball on a tee
    • 1909, Walter J. Travis, Practical Golf[2]:
      If at any hole a competitor play his first stroke from outside the limits of the teeing-ground, he shall count that stroke, tee a ball, and play his second stroke from within these limits.
SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ James A. H. Murray [et al.], editors (1884–1928), “Tee”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volume IX, Part 2 (Su–Th), London: Clarendon Press, OCLC 15566697, page 139, column 1.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

tee (plural tees)

  1. A finial resembling an umbrella, crowning a dagoba in Indochinese countries.

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch thee.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tee (uncountable)

  1. tea
    Kom ons gaan drink tee.
    Let's go drink some tea.

Derived termsEdit


EstonianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Finnic *tee. Cognate with Finnish tie.

NounEdit

tee (genitive tee, partitive teed)

  1. road, way
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From German Tee, ultimately from Min Nan ().

NounEdit

tee (genitive tee, partitive teed)

  1. tea
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

tee (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T.

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

tee

  1. Second-person singular imperative form of tegema.
  2. Present connegative form of tegema.

FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Swedish te, from Dutch thee, from Min Nan () (Amoy dialect), from Old Chinese, ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-la (leaf, tea).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈteː/, [ˈt̪e̞ː]
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Syllabification: tee

NounEdit

tee

  1. (uncountable) tea (dried leaves or buds of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis)
    Mene kauppaan ja osta teetä.
    Go to the supermarket and buy some tea.
  2. (uncountable) tea (drink made by infusing these dried leaves or buds in hot water)
    Haluaisitko teetä?
    Would you like some tea?
  3. (countable) tea (variety of the tea plant)
    Darjeeling on intialainen tee.
    Darjeeling is a tea from India.
  4. (uncountable, by extension) tea (any drink made by infusing parts of various other plants)
    yrttitee, kamomillatee, minttutee
    herb tea, camomile tea, mint tea
  5. (countable) tea, cup of tea (cup of any one of these drinks)
Usage notesEdit

As the plural forms are quite rarely used and as they, with the exception of nominative, look the same as the plural forms of tie (road), it may be advisable to substitute a synonym for the word tee in those cases.

DeclensionEdit
Inflection of tee (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative tee teet
genitive teen teiden
teitten
partitive teetä teitä
illative teehen teihin
singular plural
nominative tee teet
accusative nom. tee teet
gen. teen
genitive teen teiden
teitten
partitive teetä teitä
inessive teessä teissä
elative teestä teistä
illative teehen teihin
adessive teellä teillä
ablative teeltä teiltä
allative teelle teille
essive teenä teinä
translative teeksi teiksi
instructive tein
abessive teettä teittä
comitative teineen
Possessive forms of tee (type maa)
possessor singular plural
1st person teeni teemme
2nd person teesi teenne
3rd person teensä
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin .

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈteː/, [ˈt̪e̞ː]
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Syllabification: tee

NounEdit

tee

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T.
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of tee (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative tee teet
genitive teen teiden
teitten
partitive teetä teitä
illative teehen teihin
singular plural
nominative tee teet
accusative nom. tee teet
gen. teen
genitive teen teiden
teitten
partitive teetä teitä
inessive teessä teissä
elative teestä teistä
illative teehen teihin
adessive teellä teillä
ablative teeltä teiltä
allative teelle teille
essive teenä teinä
translative teeksi teiksi
instructive tein
abessive teettä teittä
comitative teineen
Possessive forms of tee (type maa)
possessor singular plural
1st person teeni teemme
2nd person teesi teenne
3rd person teensä

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈteːˣ/, [ˈt̪e̞ː(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Syllabification: tee

VerbEdit

tee

  1. Present indicative connegative form of tehdä.
  2. Second-person singular imperative form of tehdä.
  3. Second-person singular imperative connegative form of tehdä.

AnagramsEdit


IngrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *tee, from Proto-Finno-Permic *teje. Cognates include Finnish tie and Estonian tee.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tee (genitive teen, partitive teetä)

  1. way
  2. path

DeclensionEdit

Declension of tee (type 8/maa, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative tee teet
genitive teen teijen
partitive teetä teitä
illative teehe teihe
inessive tees teis
elative teest teist
allative teelle teille
adessive teel teil
ablative teelt teilt
translative teeks teiks
essive teennä,
teen
teinnä,
tein
exessive1) teent teint
1) obsolete
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)
Chernyavskij's declension of tee
singular plural
nominative tee teet
genitive teen teijjen
partitive teetä teitä
illative teehe teihe
inessive teez teiz
elative teest teist
allative teelle teille
adessive teel teil
ablative teelt teilt
translative teeks teiks
essive teen tein
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)

ReferencesEdit

  • V. I. Junus (1936) Iƶoran Keelen Grammatikka[3], Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 66
  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 583
  • Vitalij Chernyavskij (2005) Ižoran keel (Ittseopastaja)[4], page 171

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *tēa, from Proto-Germanic *taihwǭ.

NounEdit

têe f

  1. toe

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: teen (plural reanalysed as singular)
  • Limburgish: tieën (plural reanalysed as singular)

Further readingEdit

  • tee”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “tee”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English tee.

NounEdit

tee m (definite singular tee-en, indefinite plural tee-er, definite plural tee-ene)

  1. (golf) tee
  2. (golf) peg

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English tee.

NounEdit

tee m (definite singular tee-en, indefinite plural tee-ar, definite plural tee-ane)

  1. (golf) tee
  2. (golf) peg

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit


Old IrishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

teë

  1. Alternative spelling of

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
teë theë teë
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

TernateEdit

EtymologyEdit

Likely from Malay teh, from Min Nan () (Amoy dialect)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tee

  1. tea

ReferencesEdit

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

TetumEdit

EtymologyEdit

See the Tetum noun teen.

VerbEdit

tee

  1. to defecate, to excrete

TiriEdit

NounEdit

tee

  1. tea

ReferencesEdit

  • Midori Osumi, Tinrin Grammar

VoticEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *tee.

NounEdit

tee (genitive tee, partitive [please provide])

  1. way, road

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

ReferencesEdit

  • "tee" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat

VõroEdit

NounEdit

tee (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter T.

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Dutch thee, from Malay teh, from Min Nan ().

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tee c (no plural)

  1. tea

Further readingEdit

  • tee”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011