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