n.

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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin nervus (nerve).

Noun[edit]

n. (plural nn.)

  1. (anatomy) nerve

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of Latin novus or any of its inflected forms.

Adjective[edit]

n. (dated plural nn.)

  1. New.
    • 1979, Gerardo Lamas, “Paititia neglecta, gen. n., sp. n. from Perú (Nymphalidae: Ithomiinae)”, in Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, volume 33, number 1 (in English), The Society, page 1:
      Paititia neglecta, gen. n., sp. n., from Perú, San Martín, Juanjui, is described herein. This monotypic genus is considered to be the most primitive member of the tribe Mechanitini of the Ithomiinae.
    • 1912 June, H. Lyster Jameson, “Studies on Pearl-Oysters and Pearls”, in Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (in English), page 347:
      I consider these worms to be more probably referable to the genus Tylocephalum (or an allied form), and have provisionally described them under the name of Tylocephalum ludificans and T. minus, spp. nn.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:n..
Synonyms[edit]

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

n.

  1. Abbreviation of note.
  2. (law) Abbreviation of footnote.
  3. (grammar) Abbreviation of noun.
  4. Abbreviation of north.
  5. (linguistics) Abbreviation of intransitive (neutral).

Usage notes[edit]

This is the customary abbreviation of "note"/"footnote" as used in legal citation. See, e.g., The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Nineteenth Edition (2010), "Subdivisions", Table T16, p. 472-73.

Adjective[edit]

n. (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Abbreviation of neuter.
  2. Abbreviation of northern.

Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

n.

  1. Abbreviation of naskiĝinta (born).

Finnish[edit]

Adverb[edit]

n.

  1. Abbreviation of noin (approx.).

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

n. m (uncountable)

  1. Abbreviation of nombre (name).

Adjective[edit]

n.

  1. Abbreviation of nacido (born).