nain

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See also: näin, nai'n, and ŋăĭn

Atong (India)[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English nine.

Pronunciation[edit]

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nain (Bengali script নায়্ন or নাইন)

  1. nine

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Finnish[edit]

Verb[edit]

nain

  1. First-person singular indicative present form of naida.
  2. First-person singular indicative past form of naida.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French nain, from Latin nānus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nɛ̃/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

nain (feminine singular naine, masculine plural nains, feminine plural naines)

  1. dwarf
    Hypernym: petit
    Antonym: géant

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Noun[edit]

nain m (plural nains, feminine naine)

  1. dwarf
    Antonym: géant
  2. gnome (decorative, in a garden)

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Ingrian[edit]

Nain.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *nainen. Cognates include Finnish nainen and Estonian naine.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nain (genitive naisen, partitive naista)

  1. woman
  2. married woman

Declension[edit]

Declension of nain (type 1/kärpäin, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative nain naiset
genitive naisen naisiin
partitive naista
naist
naisia
illative naisee naisii
inessive naisees naisiis
elative naisest naisist
allative naiselle naisille
adessive naiseel naisiil
ablative naiselt naisilt
translative naiseks naisiks
essive naisenna
naiseen
naisinna
naisiin
exessive1) naisent naisint
1) obsolete
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)
Chernyavskij's declension of nain
singular plural
nominative nain naizet
genitive naizen naisiin
partitive naista naissiia
illative naisee naisii
inessive naizeez naiziiz
elative naizest naizist
allative naizelle naizille
adessive naizeel naiziil
ablative naizelt naizilt
translative naizeks naiziks
essive naisseen naissiin
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)

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References[edit]

  • V. I. Junus (1936) Iƶoran Keelen Grammatikka[1], Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 51
  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 334
  • Vitalij Chernyavskij (2005) Ižoran keel (Ittseopastaja)[2], page 134
  • Olga I. Konkova; Nikita A. Dyachinkov (2014) Inkeroin Keel: Пособие по Ижорскому Языку[3], →ISBN, page 73

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nain

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ナイン

Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French nain, from Latin nānus, borrowed from Ancient Greek νᾶνος (nânos), of onomatopoeic origins.

Noun[edit]

nain m (plural nains)

  1. dwarf

Descendants[edit]

  • French: nain

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • naim (Thomas d'Angleterre)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nānus, borrowed from Ancient Greek νᾶνος (nânos), of onomatopoeic origins.

Noun[edit]

nain m (oblique plural nainz, nominative singular nainz, nominative plural nain)

  1. dwarf (mythical being)
    • circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
      "Nains!", fet ele, "leisse m'aler!
      A cel chevalier vuel parler
      "Dwarf!" Said she "let me pass"
      It's to the knight that I wish to talk
  2. midget

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Scots[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the prothetic n- +‎ ain, from the wrong division of mine ain as my nain.[1]

Adjective[edit]

nain (comparative mair nain, superlative maist nain)

  1. (Shetland) own
    He was my nain bairn.He was my own child.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nain

  1. Alternative spelling of nane

References[edit]

  1. ^ nain” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English nine.

Numeral[edit]

nain

  1. nine

Usage notes[edit]

Used when counting; see also nainpela.


Votic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *nainen.

Noun[edit]

nain (genitive naizõõ, partitive naissa)

  1. woman

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "nain" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nain f (plural neiniau)

  1. (North Wales) grandmother
    Synonym: mam-gu

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
nain unchanged unchanged nhain
Irregular.
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Usage notes[edit]

Some, especially northern, dialects employ a non-standard aspirate mutation of nain to nhain. In practice, this only occurs after the determiner ei (her). See also mam to mham for a similar example.

References[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “nain”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies