nah

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See also: NAH and Nah.

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

nah

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-5 language code for Nahuan languages.

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Colloquial/unarticulated form of no. Compare yeah.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [næː], [nɑː], [nẽː]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: , -ɑː

Interjection[edit]

nah

  1. (informal) No.
    Synonym: naw
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Malay nah.

Interjection[edit]

nah

  1. (Manglish) here! (when giving something).
    Nah, take this.Here, take this.

Anagrams[edit]

Big Nambas[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *nago.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nah

  1. face
  2. front
    iter a nah nəmah
    It is in front of the house.

References[edit]

  • Big Nambas Grammar, Pacific Linguistics - G.J. Fox
  • Blust, Robert; Trussel, Stephen (2010–), “*nago”, in The Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • nahe (dated or very formal; also a preposition, which is formal too)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German nāh, from Old High German nāh, from Proto-West Germanic *nāhw, from Proto-Germanic *nēhw. Compare English nigh. Doublet of nach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nah (strong nominative masculine singular naher, comparative näher, superlative am nächsten)

  1. near (in space or time or in an abstract sense), close, nearby
    Antonym: fern
    Ich plane in naher Zukunft eine Reise nach Deutschland.
    I'm planning a trip to Germany in the near future.
    • 1903, Fanny zu Reventlow, Ellen Olestjerne, in Franziska Gräfin zu Reventlow: Gesammelte Werke, Albert Langen, page 573:
      Ellen stand am Fenster und hörte durch Herbstwind und Regen vom nahen Bahnhof herüber die Züge pfeifen.
      Ellen stood at the window and heard the trains whistling from the nearby station through autumn wind and rain.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nah

  1. near (in space or time or in an abstract sense)
    Antonyms: weit, fern

Further reading[edit]

  • nah” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • nah” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • nah” in OpenThesaurus.de

Indonesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

nah

  1. Used in a narrative or an argument. It appears at the beginning of a sentence and suggests that the previous part of the narrative or argument is complete and clear and that the speaker is about to move on to the next part or step. The following are the closest equivalents in English.
    "Now" or "Okay, now..."
    Nah, itu yang tidak bisa kita ketahui
    Now, that's what we haven't been able to find out.
    Lalu saya dipecat dengan tidak hormat. Nah, ini yang minimbulkan perasaan bahwa itu keterlaluan.
    Then I was given a dishonourable dismissal. Now, this is what made me feel that they had over-stepped the mark.

Interjection[edit]

nah

  1. I told you so! See?! (at long last the penny's dropped).
    Nah! Makanya jangan makan buah banyak-banyak (a mother scolding a child who has a stomachache)
    See?! That's why you shouldn't eat a lot of fruit.

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

nah (Jawi spellingنه⁩)

  1. here! (when giving something).
    Nah! Ambil ini.
    Here! Take this.

Further reading[edit]

Mokilese[edit]

Noun[edit]

nah

  1. (one's) child
  2. (one's) small object

Usage notes[edit]

Like many terms in Mokilese, nah has no non-possessive form; the third person singular possessive form (one's/his/her/its child) is therefore treated as the lemma.

Munsee[edit]

Particle[edit]

náh

  1. there
    Téet náh apúw.Maybe he is there.

References[edit]

  • O'Meara, John (2014), “náh”, in Delaware-English/English-Delaware Dictionary (Heritage), Toronto: University of Toronto Press, published 1996, →ISBN

Old High German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *nāhw, from Proto-Germanic *nēhw. Cognates include Old English nēh, nēah and Old Norse .

Adjective[edit]

nāh

  1. close
  2. near
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Middle High German: nāch
    • Alemannic German: naach, nooch
    • Bavarian:
      Cimbrian:
      Mòcheno: no
    • Central Franconian: noh
    • German: nah
    • Luxembourgish: no

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *nēhwiz.

Preposition[edit]

nāh (takes dative)

  1. towards
  2. after (time)
Descendants[edit]

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *nāhw. Cognates include Old English nēah and Old Norse .

Adjective[edit]

nāh (comparative nāhiro, superlative nāhist)

  1. near
  2. close
Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]
  • Middle Low German: nâch,
    • German Low German: na
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *nāhuriʀ(ō).

Preposition[edit]

nāh (takes dative)

  1. to, towards

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From either Bulgarian, Macedonian, or Serbo-Croatian на.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

nah

  1. (informal) lo!, there it is!
    Nah bu kadar bir boyu vardı.
    Lo, it had a size that big.
  2. (vulgar) Makes the following word negative
    Nah yaparsın!
    You'll do shit!
  3. (vulgar) accompanies the fig sign (compare Russian кукиш)