English - Pronunciation
English - Etymology 1
From Middle English teme, from Old English tēam (“child-bearing, offspring, brood, set of draught animals”), from Proto-Germanic *taumaz (“that which draws or pulls”), from Proto-Germanic *taugijaną, *tugōną, *teuhōną, *teuhaną (“to lead, bring, pull, draw”), from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (“to pull, lead”). Cognate with Scots team, teem (“a chain, harness”), West Frisian team (“bridle, team”), Dutch toom (“bridle, reins, flock of birds”), German Zaum (“bridle”), Norwegian tømme (“bridle, rein”), Swedish töm (“leash, rein”). More at tie, tow.
A set of draught animals, such as two horses in front of a carriage.
- 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Vintage 1993, p. 111:
- Any group of people involved in the same activity, especially sports or work.
- (obsolete) A group of animals moving together, especially young ducks.
(UK, law, obsolete) A royalty or privilege granted by royal charter to a lord of a manor, of having, keeping, and judging in his court, his bondmen, neifes, and villains, and their offspring, or suit, that is, goods and chattels, and appurtenances thereto.
ALEXANDER M. BURRILL, LAW DICTIONARY & GLOSSARY, vol II, 1871 URL: http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924022836450
- TEAM, Theam, Tem, Them. Sax. [from tyman, to propagate, to teem.] In old English law. Literally, an offspring, race or generation. A royalty or privilege granted by royal charter to a lord of a manor, of having, keeping and judging in his court, his bondmen, neifes and villeins, and their offspring or suit. They who had a jurisdiction of this kind, were said to have a court of Theme... constantly used in the old books in connection with toll, in the expression Toll & Team.
- ALEXANDER M. BURRILL, LAW DICTIONARY & GLOSSARY, vol II, 1871 URL: http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924022836450
- When referring to the actions of a sports team, British English typically uses the third-person plural form rather than the third-person singular. However, this is not done in other contexts such as in business or politics.
- German: Team
- (intransitive) To form a group, as for sports or work.
- (transitive) To convey or haul with a team.
English - Etymology 2
Italian - Noun
Italian - Anagrams
- meta, met
Old English - Etymology
From Proto-Germanic *taumaz (“pull, draw”). Cognate with Old Frisian tām ‘bridle, progeny’, Old Saxon tōm, Old High German zoum (Dutch toom ‘rein, offspring’, German Zaum ‘bridle’), Old Norse taumr (Swedish töm ‘leash, rein’).
Old English - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /tæːɑm/