niste

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See also: niște

English[edit]

Contraction[edit]

niste

  1. (obsolete) ne wiste; did not know
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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German[edit]

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Verb[edit]

niste

  1. First-person singular present of nisten.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of nisten.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of nisten.
  4. Imperative singular of nisten.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ne + *este, second-person plural present tense form of *byti. This formation later created *ne jesmъ in the South Slavic vernaculars, which merged to become něste (attested in the 14th century). Because of the yat reflex, něste became rendered as niste in Ikavian speeches.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nǐ:ste/
  • Hyphenation: ni‧ste

Verb[edit]

níste (Cyrillic spelling ни́сте)

  1. (Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia) negative second-person plural present tense form of biti.

References[edit]

  • niste” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Pero Budmani (editor) (1892-1897), Rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika, Volume 4, JAZU: Zagreb, pp. 606-607