nen

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See also: -nen, n'en, 'nen, nên, nēn, něn, nèn, nền, and nến

English[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nen

  1. (Geordie) none

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *ninus.

Noun[edit]

nen m (plural nens, feminine nena)

  1. boy, male child

Dutch[edit]

Article[edit]

nen

  1. (Brabantian) Alternative form of ne
    nen boom
    a tree

Usage notes[edit]

See usage notes at ne.


German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

nen

  1. (colloquial) Contraction of einen (a, an).

Usage notes[edit]

The form is sometimes seen in informal writing, but not all too common in actual speech because einen tends to be further contracted to merge with n. Thus: Ich will n Kaffee. ("I want a coffee.") alongside less frequent: Ich will nen Kaffee.


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nen

  1. rōmaji reading of ねん

Ladin[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nen

  1. some

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

nen

  1. rafsi of nejni.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nen

  1. Nonstandard spelling of nēn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of něn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of nèn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably shortened from Old Saxon nihen (not one). Cognate with German kein, Dutch geen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

nên

  1. no, none; used and inflected in the same way as the article en
    Ik hebbe en hus. Du hefst nen hus. (I have one house. You have no house.)
    • Van eyneme bosen tyranne, ghenomet Dracole Wyda (Of a vile evil tyrant named Dracole Wyda):
      Gy syn de snodeste vnde groteste thiran, den men vinden mach in alle der werlde, vnde ik hebbe nenen mynschen ny gheseen noch ghehort, de iuw ye wat gudes nasecht heft...
      • (normalised) Gi sin de snödeste unde grö̂teste thiran, den men vinden mach in alle der werlde, unde ik hebbe nenen minschen ni geseen noch gehö̂rt, de juw je wat gudes nasecht heft... (In this case, ö̂ marks a monophthong, not a length, that is [øː] not /œʏː/.)
      You are the blandest and greatest tyrant that one might find in all the world and I have not seen nor heard one human, that has ever said a good thing about you...; lit.: ...and I have no human seen nor heard...)

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nec.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nen

  1. not even (introduces an emphatic negation or exclusion)

Conjunction[edit]

nen

  1. nor (introduces each except the first term of a series, indicating that none of them is true)
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 6 (facsimile):
      Porend a ſant eſcritura que non mente nen erra nos conta un gn̈ miragre que fez en Engra terra. A uirgen ſanta maria.
      However, the Holy Scripture, which doesn’t lie nor err, tells of a great miracle that Virgin Holy Mary worked in England.

Descendants[edit]


Volapük[edit]

Preposition[edit]

nen

  1. without

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

nen f (plural nennau)

  1. heaven

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