WA pres. typys, past pl. typed


(Modern English tip)


The origin of ME tippen 'fall, knock down, overturn, etc.' is obscure, but MED tentatively suggests an ON etymon, comparing Sw tippa 'to tip, dump', which has been connected with dial tuppa and typped (adj.) (see further Mag. and Hellquist).

PGmc Ancestor

Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)

(ONP )

Other Scandinavian Reflexes

Sw tippa

OE Cognate

Phonological and morphological markers

Summary category



Found in names and texts from the 14c. onwards, mostly from the N., incl. WA.

Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus

Pat 506; WA 1303, 1418

Both instances from WA are unique to the D MS; A reads tiltis at 1303 and tilt at 1418.


MED tippen (v.1) , OED tip (v.2) , HTOED , Mag. typpa, Hellquist tippa