See also: TEG, Teg, and tēg

English

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Etymology

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First used to contemptuously refer to a woman, then later applied to a ewe in her second year. Possibly borrowed from Swedish tacka (ewe).

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Noun

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teg (plural tegs)

  1. (UK, dialectal, dated) A sheep (originally a ewe) in its second year, or from the time it is weaned until it is first shorn.
    Synonym: (UK, regional, archaic) pug
    • 1573, Priory of Hexham:
      One Stringor, that brought a tegg from Wresill.
  2. (UK, dialect, dated) A doe in its second year.

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Cornish

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Etymology 1

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See the etymology of the main entry.

Numeral

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teg

  1. Hard mutation of deg.
  2. Mixed mutation of deg.

Etymology 2

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From the same source as Welsh teg (fair, pretty).

Adjective

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teg

  1. pretty, attractive

Faroese

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Pronoun

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teg sg

  1. accusative singular of (you)

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Green Hmong

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Vietnamese tay ("hand" or "arm").

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Noun

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teg

  1. hand; paw

Hupdë

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Noun

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teg

  1. tree

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  • Barbara J. Moore, Gail L. Franklin (1979) Mary L. Daniel, transl., Breves notícias da língua maku-hupda (in Hupdë), Summer Institute of Linguistics, page 11

Livonian

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Pronoun

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teg

  1. nominative plural of sinā

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Verb

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tèg

  1. (non-standard since 1938) imperative of tegja

Old Irish

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Noun

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teg n (genitive tige or taige, nominative plural tige)

  1. Alternative form of tech

Mutation

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

Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *tęgъ.

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Noun

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tȇg m (Cyrillic spelling те̑г)

  1. weight (weightlifting)
  2. weight (block of metal used in a balance to measure the mass of another object)

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Slavomolisano

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Noun

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teg m

  1. work, employment
    • 2010, Rino John Gliosca, Bonifacio en Amérique:
      Kada biša mblad, je vaza put e si ga poša Lamèrika. Aje-ka maša po jiška teg, ka teg vude ga ne biša ga.
      When he was young, he set out and went to America. Because he had to look for work, as there was no work here.

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References

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  • Breu, W., Mader Skender, M. B. & Piccoli, G. 2013. Oral texts in Molise Slavic (Italy): Acquaviva Collecroce. In Adamou, E., Breu, W., Drettas, G. & Scholze, L. (eds.). 2013. EuroSlav2010: Elektronische Datenbank bedrohter slavischer Varietäten in nichtslavophonen Ländern Europas – Base de données électronique de variétés slaves menacées dans des pays européens non slavophones. Konstanz: Universität / Paris: Lacito (Internet Publication).

Swedish

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Old Swedish tegher, from Old Norse teigr.

Noun

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teg c

  1. a small farm field, a part of a larger field
Declension
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Declension of teg 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative teg tegen tegar tegarna
Genitive tegs tegens tegars tegarnas

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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teg

  1. past indicative of tiga

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Welsh

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Etymology

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Cognate with Cornish teg and Breton tek. GPC does not reconstruct a proto-form, but it would be Proto-Celtic *tekos, which McManus identifies as also found in Old Irish étig (ugly).[1]

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Adjective

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teg (feminine singular teg, plural teg, equative teced, comparative tecach, superlative tecaf)

  1. fair (pretty, attractive)
  2. fair, just
  3. impartial, unbiased

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Mutation

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
teg deg nheg theg
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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  1. ^ McManus, Damian (1991) A Guide to Ogam (Maynooth monographs), An Sagart, →ISBN, page 179

Further reading

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  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “teg”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies