קיין

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quĕm, accusative of qui.

Pronoun[edit]

קיין (Hebrew spelling, Latin spelling ken)

  1. who, whom
  2. whoever, whomever

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German nihein (compare German kein).

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

קיין (keyn) (negative indefinite article)

  1. (in negative sentences) a, an; any; no
    קיין ברידער האָט ער נישט.‏
    keyn brider hot er nisht.
    He has no brothers.
    אונדזער שוועסטער שמועסן ניט מיט קיין בחורים.‏
    undzer shvester shmuesn nit mit keyn bokhrim.
    Our sisters don't chat with any young men.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from Middle High German gein, gēn, contraction of gegen (against, towards), whence קעגן (kegn). Compare literary German gen (to).

Preposition[edit]

קיין (keyn)

  1. (followed by the name of a place) to