See also: -teen

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Back-formation from teenager.

NounEdit

teen ‎(plural teens)

  1. (clipped form of teenager) A person between 13 and 19 years old.

AdjectiveEdit

  1. Of or having to do with teenagers.
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).

NounEdit

teen ‎(plural teens)

  1. (archaic) Grief; sorrow; trouble; ill-fortune; harm; suffering.
  2. (archaic or obsolete) Vexation; anger; hate
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old English tēonian, tȳnan ‎(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.
  2. (reflexive, obsolete) To become angry or distressed.
    • c. 1385, William Langland, Piers Plowman, II:
      Þenne tened hym theologye · whan he þis tale herde

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

PronunciationEdit

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.

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

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

teen m

  1. definite singular of te

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

teen m

  1. definite singular of te
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