EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English tolde, talde (first and third person singular preterite), from Old English tealde (first and third person singular preterite), from Proto-Germanic *talid-, preterite stem of Proto-Germanic *taljaną (to count; tell), equivalent to tell +‎ -ed.

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told

  1. simple past tense and past participle of tell
    A tale is but half told, if only one person tells it.

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DanishEdit

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NounEdit

told c (singular definite tolden, not used in plural form)

  1. duty, tariff (tax placed on imports or exports)

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HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Possibly from the verb tol +‎ -d (frequentative suffix).[1]

VerbEdit

told

  1. (transitive) to add, to splice
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Etymology 2Edit

tol (to push) +‎ -d (personal suffix)

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VerbEdit

told

  1. second-person singular subjunctive present definite of tol

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

Further readingEdit

  • told in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Norwegian NynorskEdit

ParticipleEdit

told (neuter told or tolt, definite singular and plural tolde)

  1. (non-standard since 2012) past participle of tole

VerbEdit

told

  1. (non-standard since 2012) supine of tole