From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (
Date: Sun Oct 31 1999 - 05:40:44 EST

<x-flowed>At 22:27 30/10/99 -0500, David A Bielby <> wrote:
>makes me wonder if there is a connection with the word TELLO and the word
>TELL. Further information is appreciated.

According to the New SOED etymology, it derives from Old English with
equivalents in Old Friesian, Old/Middle German etc.

So, the basic answer is no.


Maurice A. O'Sullivan [ Bray, Ireland ]

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