na-

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Chichewa[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ná-

  1. Prefixed to a traditional Chewa clan name to denote a woman belonging to that clan.

Curripaco[edit]

Prefix[edit]

na-

  1. third person plural agent marker

Reference[edit]

  • Swintha Danielsen, Tania Granadillo, Agreement in two Arawak languages, in The Typology of Semantic Alignment (edited by Mark Donohue, Søren Wichmann) (2008, ISBN 0199238383), page 398

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From na.

Prefix[edit]

na-

  1. A prefix, often used where English would use a phrasal verb with on.

Derived terms[edit]



Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the preposition na

Prefix[edit]

na-

  1. after

Derived terms[edit]



Zulu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

na-

  1. with, in company of
  2. (with subject concord) to have

Usage notes[edit]

The meaning "have" can be analysed more literally as "to be with". In the negative, a- is prefixed to the subject concord, and the initial vowel of the noun prefix is dropped:

  • Nginekati.I have a cat.
  • Anginakati.I don't have a cat.

Conjunction[edit]

na-

  1. and (joining individual words)
    Synonyms: futhi
  2. also, too
    Synonyms: futhi
  3. even (implying an extreme example)

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