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See also: , नृ, ने, नै, and
Devanagari n.svg
U+0928, न
DEVANAGARI LETTER NA

[U+0927]
Devanagari
[U+0929]

Translingual[edit]

Deva-न-order.gif

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

(na)

  1. A letter of the Devanagari alphabet representing the sound /n/.

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Ligatures:


Hindi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

(na)

  1. The twentieth consonant of Hindi.

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Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

While the second pronunciation is the expected one for the particle, the first, with a long "ā", is more common.

Particle[edit]

(na) (Urdu spelling نہ)

  1. not, do not
    कृपया पीजिए!
    kŕpyā na pījie!
    Please, do not drink [it]!
  2. isn't it?
    मेरा नाम बहुत लम्बा है, ?
    merā nām bahut lambā hai, na?
    My name is very long, isn't it?
Usage notes[edit]

is used in sudden situations, and normally shows alarm. A less urgent alternative is मत (mat).

Synonyms[edit]


Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Particle[edit]

  1. Devanagari script form of na

Raute[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *ŋa-j ~ ka. Cognate with Chinese ().

Pronoun[edit]

(na)

  1. I

Further reading[edit]

  • Encounter with the Raute: The Last Hunting Nomads of Nepal (1976)
  • ASJP

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *ná, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *ná, from Proto-Indo-European *né. Cognate with Latin ne, English no.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

()

  1. no, not

Particle[edit]

()

  1. (when used with an interrogative) no, not, none, no one, nothing, never, etc.
    सा वस्वी अस्ति॥
    sā́ vásvī ásti.
    She is not good.

Descendants[edit]

  • Dardic: *ná
    • Gawar-Bati: [script needed] (na)
    • Indus Kohistani: [script needed] (na)
    • Kalami: [script needed] (na)
    • Khowar: [script needed] (na), [script needed] (no)
    • Kashmiri: [script needed] (na)
    • Kohistani Shina: [script needed] (na)
    • Northeast Pashayi: [Term?] (na)
    • Northwest Pashayi: [script needed] (na)
    • Phalura: [script needed] (na)
    • Shina: [script needed] (na)
    • Southeast Pashayi: [script needed] (na)
    • Southwest Pashayi: [script needed] (na)
    • Tirahi: [script needed] ()
    • Torwali: [script needed] (na)
    • Wotapuri-Katarqalai: [script needed] (na)
  • Helu:
    • Dhivehi: ނަ(na)
    • Sinhalese: (na)
  • Magadhi Prakrit: 𑀡 (ṇa), 𑀡𑀸 (ṇā)
  • Maharastri Prakrit: 𑀡 (ṇa), 𑀡𑀸 (ṇā)
  • Pali: na
  • Sauraseni Prakrit: 𑀡 (ṇa), 𑀡𑀸 (ṇā)

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