Til meaning

tĭl
Until.
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(nonstandard) Until, till.

C1390, Geoffry Chaucer, “The Canterbury Tales":"ŠHe slepeth...Al nyght til the sonne gan aryse.

2010 May, James Parker, “Revenge of the Wimps", The Atlantic Monthly, volume 305, number 4, page 38:"ŠEVEN IF YOU MAKE ME WRITE IN THIS EVERY DAY TIL THEY LET ME OUT OF HERE.

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(nonstandard) Until, till.

1425, Wycliffe, “Ezekial 1:27", in Wycliffe Bible:Fro þe leendis of hym & aboue, & fro þe leendis of him til beneþe I saáµ¹ þe licnesse of fier.

2004 Nov, “The Role of Close Friends in African American Adolescents' Dating and Sexual Behavior", Journal of Sex Research, volume 41, number 4, page 351-362:"ŠI just don't know how to just come out in the blue and say it, so I just wait til it comes up...

2008 Winter, Michael Copperman, “Gone", Arkansas Review, volume 39, number 3, Arkansas State University, page 139-145:"ŠLet him wander round and kids gone meddle him til he get to fighting again.

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(archaic) ~ to: as far as; down to; up to, until.

1425, Wycliffe, “Ezekial 40:15", in Wycliffe Bible:He maad frountis by sixti cubitis ... and bifore the face of the áµ¹ate that lastid til to the face of the porche of the ynner áµ¹ate, fifti cubitis.

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(Internet slang) Today I learned...
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Origin of til

  • Hindi from Sanskrit tilaḥ

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English til, from Old English til (“to, until"), possibly from Old Norse til, both from Proto-Germanic *tila- (“goal"), from Proto-Indo-European *ád (“near, at"). Compare to Old Frisian til

    From Wiktionary