tale

tale

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English Online Dictionary. What means tale‎? What does tale mean?

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

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.

tale (plural tales)

  1. A rehearsal of what has occurred; narrative; discourse; statement; history; story.
  2. A number told or counted off; a reckoning by count; an enumeration.
  3. (slang) The fraudulent opportunity presented by a confidence man to the mark or victim.
  4. 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.
  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.

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).

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.
  • taler

tale (plural tales)

  1. Alternative form of tael
  • pourquoi tale
  • teal, tael, et. al, atel-, LATE, late, TEAl, Elta, TEAL, et al, Teal, tela, leat, EATL, ETLA, et al.
  • IPA(key): /tɑːlə/

tale

  1. plural of taal

From Arabic طَالِع (ṭāliʕ).

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

tale (usually uncountable, definite accusative taleyi)

  1. fate, destiny, lot
    Synonyms: qismət, müqəddərat, qədər
    Onların sonraki taleyi məlum deyil.Their subsequent fate is unknown.
  2. fortune (destiny, especially favorable)
    Synonyms: bəxt, iqbal, nəsib
  3. future destiny
    Synonyms: gələcək, müqəddərat
  • taleyüklü (fateful)
  • “tale” in Obastan.com.

From Old Norse tala.

  • IPA(key): [ˈtˢæːlə]

tale c (singular definite talen, plural indefinite taler)

  1. speech, talk, address, discourse

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
  • “tale” in Den Danske Ordbog
  • IPA(key): /ˈtaː.lə/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧le

tale f (plural talen, diminutive taaltje n)

  1. Obsolete form of taal.
  • IPA(key): /tal/

tale

  1. inflection of taler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative
  • étal
  • IPA(key): /ˈtale/

tale

  1. hence

From Latin tālis.

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

tale (plural tali)

  1. such
  • alte, late, tela
  • (Classical Latin) IPA(key): /ˈtaː.le/, [ˈt̪äːɫ̪ɛ]
  • (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈta.le/, [ˈt̪äːle]

tāle

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of tālis

tāle

  1. vocative singular of tālus
  • 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)

tale

  1. plural of taal

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

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaːlə/

tāle f

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

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

  • “tale (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E., Verdam, J. (1885–1929) “tale (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I
  • tal, talle
  • taile, taille (chiefly Northern ME)

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

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaːl(ə)/, /ˈtal(ə)/

tale (plural tales)

  1. personal narrative, account
  • nyghtertale
  • English: tale
  • Scots: tale
  • Yola: taale
  • “tā̆le, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

tale ?

  1. happiness

From Old Norse tala.

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

  1. speech, talk, address, discourse

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
  • “tale” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

From Old Norse tala.

  • IPA(key): /²tɑːlə/

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

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 (tala is split-infinitive and/or a-infinitive verb form)
  • “tale” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

tale

  1. inflection of talar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative
  • IPA(key): [ˈta.le]

tale

  1. feminine plural of tău
  2. neuter plural of tău
  • IPA(key): /ˈtale/ [ˈt̪a.le]
  • Rhymes: -ale
  • Syllabification: ta‧le

tale

  1. inflection of talar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative
  • IPA(key): [ˈta.le]

tale

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

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