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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]

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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]

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-European *ne. Cognate with Latin ne, English no.

Prefix[edit]

(na)

  1. not

Particle[edit]

(na)

  1. (when used with an interrogative) no, none, no one, nothing, never, etc.
    अहं तं बोधामि मांसं नकदापि खादति
    ahaṃ taṃ na bodhāmi. sa māṃsaṃ nakadāpi khādati.
    I do not know that he never eats meat.