tale

tale

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈteɪl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪl
  • Homophone: tail

Etymology 1

From Middle English tale, from Old English talu (tale, series, calculation, list, statement, deposition, relation, communication, narrative, fable, story, accusation, action at law), from Proto-West Germanic *talu, from Proto-Germanic *talō (calculation, number), from Proto-Indo-European *del- (to reckon, count). Cognate with West Frisian taal (speech, language), Dutch taal (language, speech), German Zahl (number, figure), Danish tale (speech), Icelandic tala (speech, talk, discourse, number, figure), Latin dolus (guile, deceit, fraud), Ancient Greek δόλος (dólos, wile, bait), Albanian ndjell (to lure), Northern Kurdish til (finger), Old Armenian տող (toł, row). Related to tell, talk.

Noun

tale (plural tales)

  1. An account of an asserted fact or circumstance; a rumour; a report, especially an idle or malicious story; a piece of gossip or slander; a lie.
  2. A rehearsal of what has occurred; narrative; discourse; statement; history; story.
  3. A number told or counted off; a reckoning by count; an enumeration.
  4. (slang) The fraudulent opportunity presented by a confidence man to the mark or victim.
  5. (obsolete) Number; tally; quota.
  6. (obsolete) Account; estimation; regard; heed.
  7. (obsolete) Speech; language.
  8. (obsolete) A speech; a statement; talk; conversation; discourse.
  9. (law, obsolete) A count; declaration.
  10. (rare or archaic) A number of things considered as an aggregate; sum.
  11. (rare or archaic) A report of any matter; a relation; a version.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English talen, from Old English talian (to count, calculate, reckon, account, consider, think, esteem, value, argue, tell, relate, impute, assign), from Proto-Germanic *talōną (to count), from Proto-Indo-European *del- (to count, reckon, aim, calculate, adjust). Cognate with German zählen (to count, number, reckon), Swedish tala (to speak, talk), Icelandic tala (to talk).

Verb

tale (third-person singular simple present tales, present participle taling, simple past and past participle taled)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) To speak; discourse; tell tales.
  2. (dialectal, chiefly Scotland) To reckon; consider (someone) to have something.
Derived terms
  • taler

Etymology 3

Noun

tale (plural tales)

  1. Alternative form of tael

Anagrams

  • EATL, ETLA, Elta, LATE, TEAL, TEAl, Teal, et al, et al., late, leat, tael, teal, tela

Afrikaans

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɑːlə/

Noun

tale

  1. plural of taal

Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Arabic طَالِع(ṭāliʿ).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [tɑːˈle(h)]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧le

Noun

tale (usually uncountable, definite accusative taleyi)

  1. fate, destiny, lot
    Synonyms: qismət, müqəddərat, qədər
  2. fortune (destiny, especially favorable)
    Synonyms: bəxt, iqbal, nəsib
  3. future destiny
    Synonyms: gələcək, müqəddərat

Declension

Derived terms

  • taleyüklü (fateful)

Further reading

  • “tale” in Obastan.com.

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse tala.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtˢæːlə]

Noun

tale c (singular definite talen, plural indefinite taler)

  1. speech, talk, address, discourse

Inflection

Verb

tale (imperative tal, infinitive at tale, present tense taler, past tense talte, perfect tense har talt)

  1. to make a speech
  2. to speak, talk

Inflection


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaː.lə/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧le

Noun

tale f (plural talen, diminutive taaltje n)

  1. Obsolete form of taal.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tal/

Verb

tale

  1. inflection of taler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative
    2. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. second-person singular imperative

Anagrams

  • étal

Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtale/

Adverb

tale

  1. hence

Italian

Etymology

From Latin tālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈta.le/
  • Rhymes: -ale
  • Hyphenation: tà‧le

Determiner

tale (plural tali)

  1. such

Related terms

Anagrams

  • alte, late, tela

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈtaː.le/, [ˈt̪äːɫ̪ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈta.le/, [ˈt̪äːlɛ]

Adjective

tāle

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of tālis

Noun

tāle

  1. vocative singular of tālus

References

  • tale in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)

Limburgish

Noun

tale f

  1. languages

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *tala, from Proto-West Germanic *talu, from Proto-Germanic *talō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaːlə/

Noun

tāle f

  1. spoken or written words, that which someone says
  2. language

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

Further reading

  • “tale (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “tale (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • tal, talle
  • taile, taille (chiefly Northern ME)

Etymology

From Old English talu, from Proto-West Germanic *talu.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaːl(ə)/, /ˈtal(ə)/

Noun

tale (plural tales)

  1. personal narrative, account

Descendants

  • English: tale
  • Scots: tale
  • Yola: taale

References

  • “tā̆le, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Northern Kurdish

Noun

tale ?

  1. happiness

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse tala.

Noun

tale m (definite singular talen, indefinite plural taler, definite plural talene)

  1. speech, talk, address, discourse

Derived terms

Verb

tale (imperative tal, present tense taler, passive tales, simple past talte, past participle talt, present participle talende)

  1. to make a speech
  2. to speak, talk

Derived terms

References

  • “tale” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse tala

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²tɑːlə/

Noun

tale m (definite singular talen, indefinite plural talar, definite plural talane)
tale f (definite singular tala, indefinite plural taler, definite plural talene)

  1. speech
  2. a speech, talk, discourse, an address

Derived terms

Verb

tale (present tense talar or taler, past tense tala or talte, past participle tala or talt, passive infinitive talast, present participle talande, imperative tal)

  1. alternative form of tala

Derived terms

References

  • “tale” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈta.le]

Pronoun

tale

  1. feminine plural of tău
  2. neuter plural of tău

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtale/, [ˈt̪a.le]

Verb

tale

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of talar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of talar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of talar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of talar.

Ternate

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈta.le]

Verb

tale

  1. to carry weight

References

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

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