heb

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See also: Heb and Heb.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛp
  • IPA(key): /ɦɛp/

Verb[edit]

heb

  1. first-person singular present indicative of hebben
  2. imperative of hebben

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *sekʷo (compare Old Irish sech), from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (follow).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

heb (triggers soft mutation)

  1. without
    Wyt ti'n cymryd te heb siwgr?
    Do you take tea without sugar?
  2. (with a verbal noun) used to form negative perfect aspect
    Dw i heb gysgu.
    I haven't slept.
    (literally, “I am without sleeping.”)
    Synonym: ddim wedi
  3. (with a possessive pronoun and verbal noun) used to form negative participle; un- -ed
    llythyr heb ei agor
    an unopened letter
    (literally, “a letter without its opening”)
    Antonym: wedi

Related terms[edit]

  • wedi (affirmative perfect aspect)

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris Jones, John (1913) A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative, Oxford: Clarendon Press, § 210 x (3)
  2. ^ Morris Jones, John (1913) A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative, Oxford: Clarendon Press, § 51 vi

Further reading[edit]

  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Colloquial Welsh prepositions#Heb on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “heb”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies