nee

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

French née, feminine of , past participle of naître, to be born.

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Adjective[edit]

nee (not comparable)

  1. Used when giving the maiden name of a woman.
    Mrs Smith, nee Jones
  2. Used when giving a former name. Originally known as.
    Since the name change, Butch (nee Frances) seems more tough and self-assured.
Usage notes[edit]
  • As it is not a naturalised word in English, nee is often italicised.
  • When used for a man, the masculine form should be used.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English ne or na (no). Cognate with Standard English no.

Interjection[edit]

nee

  1. (Geordie) no, used to express no as a quantity, i.e. not any, like German kein/Dutch geen/French rien. Compare with na.
    Nee way man! ― No way
    Thor's nee watter! ― There's no water!
  • [2004], Bill Griffiths, A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1-904794-16-5, page 121:

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Afrikaans[edit]

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nee

  1. no (clarification of this Afrikaans definition is being sought)

Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch neen, nee, from Old Dutch *nēn (none, not one), from *ne ēn, from Proto-Germanic *ne + *ainaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nee

Usage notes[edit]

  • Nee is used to show disagreement or negation.
    Nee, je vergist je.: No, you are mistaken.
    Nee, je mag nu geen televisie kijken: No, you may not watch television now.
  • Nee has a formal form, neen, which is archaic in spoken language, but quite common in written language.

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Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately cognate to German nein.

Adverb[edit]

nee

  1. (in some dialects) no

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Low German nee (also found in some High German dialects).

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Interjection[edit]

nee

  1. (colloquial, regional, chiefly northern and central Germany) Alternative form of nein (no)

External links[edit]

  • nee in Duden online

Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately cognate to German nein, Dutch nee and neen, English no and none.

Adverb[edit]

nee

  1. (in some dialects) no

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German nīe, nige, neye, nīwe, from Old Saxon niuwi, from Proto-Germanic *niwjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *néwos (new). Compare Dutch nieuw, West Frisian nij, English new, German neu.

Adjective[edit]

nee (comparative ne'er, superlative neest)

  1. new

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nee

  1. Alternative form of neen

Navajo[edit]

Postposition[edit]

nee

  1. with you, by means of you

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