nota bene

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Classical Latin notā bene (note well).[1] See the Latin section’s etymology for further information.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

nota bene (plural notate bene)

  1. (imperative) Take special note; used to add an aside or warning to a text.[1]

Usage notes[edit]

  • As with the Latin phrases id est and exempli gratia, nota bene is now more commonly encountered in its abbreviated form n.b.[1]
  • In Latin, notā is the singular present active imperative form of notō (I mark”, “I note”, “I observe), whose plural equivalent is notāte; consequently, in English, when addressing an audience of more than one person, the plural form notate bene is occasionally used instead of the singular. This practice is not necessary in English; nota bene is regarded as correct usage irrespective of number by all but the most pedantic language users. The abbreviation n.b. may stand for either.

Derived terms[edit]

  • n.b. (abbreviation)
  • N.B. (abbreviation)

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

nota bene

  1. (rare, informal) An instance of the phrase nota bene or its variant spellings.[1] Also, By extension:
    1. Any indication similar in nature to nota bene.[1]
    2. Something deserving of close attention or of careful notice.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 nota bene, int. and n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [Draft revision; June 2008]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 nota bene” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  3. 3.0 3.1 nota bene” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Latin notā bene (note well). See the Latin section’s etymology for further information.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˌno.ta ˈbe.nə/

Phrase[edit]

nota bene

  1. nota bene (used to add an aside or warning to a text)

Derived terms[edit]

  • NB (abbreviation)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Latin notā bene (note well). See the Latin section’s etymology for further information.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

nota bene

  1. nota bene (used to add an aside or warning to a text)

Anagrams[edit]

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Latin notā bene (note well). See the Latin section’s etymology for further information.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɔta ˈbɛne/, [ˈnɔː.t̪a ˈbɛː.ne]

Phrase[edit]

nota bene

  1. nota bene (used to add an aside or warning to a text)

Derived terms[edit]

  • NB (abbreviation)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

notā, singular present active imperative form of notō (I mark”, “I note”, “I observe) + bene (well), adverbial form of bonus (good)

Pronunciation[edit]

Phrase[edit]

notā bene (plural notate bene)

  1. nota bene (used to add an aside or warning to a text)

Derived terms[edit]

  • NB (abbreviation)
  • N.B. (abbreviation)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Latin notā bene (note well). See the Latin section’s etymology for further information.

Pronunciation[edit]

Phrase[edit]

nota bene

  1. nota bene (used to add an aside or warning to a text)