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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse telja, from Proto-Germanic *taljaną.

VerbEdit

telja (third person singular past indicative taldi, third person plural past indicative talt, supine talt)

  1. to count
  2. to tell

ConjugationEdit

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit


IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse telja, from Proto-Germanic *taljaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

telja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative taldi, supine talið)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, governs the accusative) to count
    Hún kann að telja upp að tíu á japönsku.
    She can count to ten in Japanese.
  2. (transitive, intransitive, governs the accusative) to believe, think syn.

ConjugationEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse telja, from Proto-Germanic *taljaną.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

telja (present tense tel, past tense talde, past participle talt, passive infinitive teljast, present participle teljande, imperative tel)

  1. to count

Etymology 2Edit

May be comparable with Icelandic tölva and Faroese telda.

NounEdit

telja

  1. computer (only Høgnorsk)

ReferencesEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *taljaną (to count, tell). Cognate with Old English tellan, Old Frisian tella, Old Saxon tellian, Old High German zellen.

VerbEdit

telja (singular past indicative talði, plural past indicative tǫlðu, past participle talaðr)

  1. to count, number
  2. to tell, say
  3. to reckon, consider

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • telja in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press