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NounEdit

tellen ‎(plural tellens)

  1. (zoology) Any species of Tellina, a genus of marine bivalve molluscs.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch tellen, from Old Dutch tellen, from Proto-Germanic *taljaną.

VerbEdit

tellen

  1. (transitive) to count, to enumerate
  2. (transitive) to determine the number of
  3. (intransitive) to matter, to be of significance
InflectionEdit
Inflection of tellen (weak)
infinitive tellen
past singular telde
past participle geteld
infinitive tellen
gerund tellen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular tel telde
2nd person sing. (jij) telt telde
2nd person sing. (u) telt telde
2nd person sing. (gij) telt telde
3rd person singular telt telde
plural tellen telden
subjunctive sing.1 telle telde
subjunctive plur.1 tellen telden
imperative sing. tel
imperative plur.1 telt
participles tellend geteld
1) Archaic.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Non-lemma forms.

NounEdit

tellen

  1. Plural form of tel

Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German tellen, from Old Saxon tellian, from Proto-Germanic *taljaną. Cognate with Dutch tellen, German zählen, West Frisian telle, English tell, Danish tælle.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tellen (past singular tell, past participle tellt, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. to count, to tell

ConjugationEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Middle Low GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tellən/, [t(ʰ)elˠːə̃n] or IPA(key): /tɛllən/, [t(ʰ)ɛlˠːə̃n]
  • The raising of [ɛ] to [e] might have been blocked by /lC/, as this combination prevented a lowering of [ʊ] to [ɔ].

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon tellian, from Proto-Germanic *taljaną. Cognate with Dutch tellen and English tell.

VerbEdit

tellen

  1. to count, to tell

ConjugationEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit