bn

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See also: Bn, BN, B.N., .bn, bn., and Bn.

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

bn

  1. Abbreviation of billion.

Alternative forms[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • mn (million)
  • tn (trillion)

Adjective[edit]

bn

  1. Initialism of brand new.

Anagrams[edit]


Egyptian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to (and probably developed from) earlier nn (not).

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

b
n

 proclitic

  1. (Late Egyptian) not; negates the adverbial sentence/first present, the third future, and the optative
  2. (Late Egyptian) not; negates a nominal sentence
  3. (Late Egyptian, with a following noun or pronoun) without; there not being any …

Usage notes[edit]

The negative constructions with this particle are isomorphic to the corresponding positive constructions without it; they are formed by simply prepending bn to the start of the clause. In the negated adverbial and nominal sentences, occasionally another negation particle, jwnꜣ / jn, is used with bn, discontinuously following the negated element. In higher linguistic registers nn (not) is sometimes used instead of bn.

References[edit]

  • Junge, Friedrich (2005) Late Egyptian Grammar: An Introduction, second English edition, Oxford: Griffith Institute, page 113, 115, 117, 123–124, 140, 169–170

Vietnamese[edit]

Phrase[edit]

bn

  1. Initialism of bao nhiêu.