neka

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nekъ.

Alternative forms[edit]

Particle[edit]

nȅka (Cyrillic spelling не̏ка)

  1. let, may

References[edit]

  • neka” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nej (no), similar to jaka (to say yes). Old Swedish neka, Norwegian neikka, Danish nege, applying a -k suffix to Icelandic nei and Old Swedish ne. This goes further back to Germanic nikon. There is also an additional -t suffix in Swedish dialectal näkta, south Swedish nejta, Danish negte, Norwegian nekta

Verb[edit]

neka

  1. to say no, to deny, to refuse, to disallow

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • neka in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)