English

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Etymology

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Derived from Middle English teies, teyse, taken as a plural, from Anglo-Norman teice, from Old French teise, toise.

Noun

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tey (plural teys)

  1. (historical) An English measure of length for rope, perhaps equivalent to the fathom.
    • 1866, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, volume 1, page 171:
      The tey or toise, the modern fathom, is employed as a measure of rope.

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Faroese

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Pronoun

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tey n pl

  1. they

Declension

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Demonstrative pronoun - ávísingarfornavn
Singular (eintal) m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) tann ()† tann ()† tað
Accusative (hvønnfall) tann ta () ()†
Dative (hvørjumfall) (tann) (teim)† teirri /
Genitive (hvørsfall) tess teirrar tess
Plural (fleirtal) m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) teir tær tey
Accusative (hvønnfall) teir ()†
Dative (hvørjumfall) teimum (teim)†
Genitive (hvørsfall) teirra

Kayapó

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Pronunciation

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IPA(key): [tɛˈɯx]

Noun

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tey

  1. stinger
  2. bird tail

Middle English

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Etymology 1

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Noun

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tey

  1. Alternative form of teye (cord, chain)

Etymology 2

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Verb

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tey

  1. Alternative form of teyen

Yurok

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Noun

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tey

  1. brother-in-law

Zaghawa

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Noun

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tey

  1. One without a mother and father; an orphan or a bastard (illegitimate child)
  2. (archaic) life

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