n

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Translingual[edit]

Letter n.svg
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER N
Unicode block Basic Latin
Codepoint U+006E
m ← Basic Latin → o

Etymology[edit]

From the old Latin N, from the Greek Ν (nu), from an archaic reversed Greek N, from the Phoenician symbol; possibly from an earlier Egyptian hieroglyph of a serpent.

Letter[edit]

n lower case (upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  2. in Romanization:
    1. of the Hebrew נ \ ן ‎(nun”, “nūn) in the Common Israeli, Hebrew Academy (1953 and 2006), and ISO 259 transliteration schemes
    2. of the Hebrew נּ ‎(nun”, “nūn ḥāzāq) in the Common Israeli transliteration scheme

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Romanization of נּ, “nun”, “nūn ḥāzāq”): nn (in the Hebrew Academy (1953 and 2006) and ISO 259 transliteration schemes)

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Other representations of N:

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Pronunciation[edit]

Symbol[edit]

n

  1. (IPA) alveolar nasal.
  2. (statistics) Sample size.
  3. (physics) neutron
  4. (mathematics) An arbitrary natural number.

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

n ‎(lower case, upper case N, plural ns or n's)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the English alphabet, called en and written in the Latin script.
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Number[edit]

n ‎(lower case, upper case N)

  1. The ordinal number fourteenth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called en and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

n

  1. north
  2. (grammar) noun
  3. (grammar) neuter gender
  4. (organic chemistry) normal
  5. Neutral
  6. No
  7. Shortening of and, used in set phrases like rock-n-roll.
Translations[edit]

Aromanian[edit]

Preposition[edit]

n

  1. Alternative form of ãn

Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

n lower case (upper case N)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

n ‎(lower case, upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: m
  • Next letter: o

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Egyptian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

n
  1. of

Usage notes[edit]

This genitival adjective is used to express the indirect genitive. It indicates that the noun preceding it (with which it agrees in gender and number), is possessed by the noun which follows it.

Inflection[edit]

Masculine Feminine
Singular n
n
nt
n
t
Plural nw
nw
Z1
nt
n
t

Preposition[edit]

n
  1. to, for (dative)
  2. towards
  3. (of time) for, until
  4. because of

Usage notes[edit]

Before a noun it can be written

D35
nj

This should not be confused with the negative particle, which is written identically

Inflection[edit]

Adverbial forms nj
n
Z4
n(j)
n

Pronoun[edit]

n
Z2

Dependent pronoun: first person plural

  1. we, us (see usage notes)

Usage notes[edit]

This form of pronoun is an enclitic, which must directly follow the word it modifies. Its meaning depends on its context.

  • When it follows a verb, it indicates the object of the verb
  • In the second and third person when it follows an adjective, it forms the subject of an adjectival sentance
  • When it follows a relative adjective, such as ntj, ntt, and jsṯ, it indicates the subject of the relative clause (Usually only in the first person singular and third person neuter)
  • When it follows an imperative, it indicates the object of the verb.
  • When it follows a particle like mj.k, it indicates the subject of the clause.
  • When attached to a preposition, it indicates the object of the preposition


This pronoun has a variant hieroglyphic writing:

n
n

Inflection[edit]

Dependent pronouns inflect for gender and number. The "neuter" third person form is used for inanimate objects. See individual pages for variant writings.

Singular Plural
1st person wj n
2nd masculine ṯw / tw ṯn / tn
2nd feminine ṯn / tn
3rd masculine sw sn
3rd feminine sj
3rd neuter st

References[edit]

Allen, Middle Egyptian
Faulkner, A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian


Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

n ‎(lower case, upper case N)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called no and written in the Latin script.

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

n ‎(upper case N)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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French[edit]

Letter[edit]

n ‎(lower case, upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the French alphabet, written in the Latin script.
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Chapter I:
      Avec ces propos et d’autres semblables, le pauvre gentilhomme perdait le jugement. Il passait les nuits et se donnait la torture pour les comprendre, pour les approfondir, pour leur tirer le sens des entrailles, ce qu’Aristote lui-même n’aurait pu faire, s’il fût ressuscité tout exprès pour cela.
      With these passages and other similar ones, the poor gentleman lost his judgement. He spent his nights and tortured himself to understand them, to consider them more deeply, to take from them their deepest meaning, which Aristotle himself would not have been able to do, had he been resurrected for that very purpose.

German[edit]

Article[edit]

n

  1. Nonstandard form of 'n.
    • 1984, Wolfdietrich Schnurre, Ein Unglücksfall: Roman, page 172:
      „Hat uns vorhin so n Mensch von der Dingsbums gebracht.“ „Von der Kultusgemeinde.“ Avrom hebt zwinkernd die Augen vom Buch; er lächelt. Muß ne anrührende Stelle gewesen sein, was er da grade liest. „Was heißt ‚so n Mensch‘.“
    • 1999, Regula Schmidlin, Wie Deutschschweizer Kinder schreiben und erzählen lernen:
      [] also die Geschichte hab ich genannt (äh) die Froschsuche weil da war so n Junge und mit em Hund und die haben dauernd ihren Frosch immer angeguckt im Wasser und dann einmal in der Nacht is er weggehüpft []
    • 2012, Gustav Falke, Die Kinder Aus Ohlsens Gang, page 92:
       »Wenn ick de jungen Lüd nich harr und de Kinner – so n Mann, Herr Lehrer, so n Mann! aber ick hev en nu. He schall mi mol Muck seggn. Rut smiet ick em.« »Das lassen Sie nur lieber nach, Frau Krahnstöver. [] «
    • 2014, Manuel Mayer, Schwule Akten: Fußballstar und Tennisprofi geoutet (Himmelstürmer Verlag), page 58:
      Und da Sex Sponsoren anzieht, würde so n Kerl ein so großes Medienecho hervorrufen, sodass wir noch Jahrhunderte davon hören würden ...

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

n m, f ‎(invariable)

  1. See under N

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

n

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Ladin[edit]

Article[edit]

n

  1. a (+ masculine noun)

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Latvian[edit]

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia lv

Etymology[edit]

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

N

n ‎(lower case, upper case N)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Latvian alphabet, called en and written in the Latin script.

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Livonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

n ‎(upper case N)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Malay[edit]

Letter[edit]

n ‎(lower case, upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /enː/, /ɛnː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /n/, /ɳ/*, /ŋ/*

Letter[edit]

n

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɳ/ Retroflex, merge of rn.
  • IPA(key): /ŋ/ Velar nasal, merge of ng, and when n comes before k, like in the English think.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Letter[edit]

n ‎(lower case, upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

n

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of não ‎(not).

Noun[edit]

n m (plural n)

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of não ‎(no).

Interjection[edit]

n

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of não ‎(no).

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

n ‎(lowercase, capital N)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, written in the Latin script. Representing the phoneme /n/. Preceded by m and followed by o.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

n (Cyrillic spelling н)

  1. The 19th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet, preceded by m and followed by nj.

Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

n ‎(upper case N)

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

n ‎(lower case, upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

n ‎(lower case, upper case N)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called ne and written in the Latin script.

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Turkmen[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

n ‎(upper case N)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called en and written in the Latin script.

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