naw

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scots naw, naa, na, from Middle English na, from Old English (no, never). More at no.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

naw

  1. (Scotland, US, Jamaican) Pronunciation spelling of no.
    • 2012, Alex Gray, A Pound of Flesh:
      'Naw, hen, sorry. Ye're too young for us. Come back when you've got a couple mair years under yer belt, eh?'
  2. (Jamaican) Pronunciation spelling of not.

Anagrams[edit]


Cornish[edit]

Cornish cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : naw
    Ordinal : nawves

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *naw, from Proto-Celtic *nawan, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥.

Numeral[edit]

naw

  1. nine

Jamaican Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from English not.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɑː/, /ˈnɔː/
  • Hyphenation: naw

Adverb[edit]

naw

  1. not
    • 1990, Frances Gray, Women at the Albany Empire, →ISBN, page 62:
      “WINSTON: If she tink me ah guh sign any paper and guh to any backside Court she bettah tink again
      PARKIE: Suh you
      naw guh see your wife and sort dis ting out? []
      WINSTON: If she thinks I'm going to sign any papers and go to some damned courthouse, she has another thing coming.
      PARKIE: Well, aren't you and your wife going to work this thing out? []
    No one naw cuss. No shot naw buss.
    There isn't any fighting. There aren't any shots being fired.
    (literally, “No one not fight. No bullet not fire.”)
    Nutten naw gwaan, Rayman.
    There aren't any opportunities, Raymond.
    (literally, “Nothing not going on, Raymond”)

Particle[edit]

naw

  1. no
    • 2012, Jason Stephenson, “Short Story - Stop And Stare”, in The Jamaica Gleaner[1] (in English):
      “"Naw, mi nuh know her ... Why?" []
      No, I don't know her ... Why? []
    A: A you tief mi sweetie. B: Naw, a nuh me dweet.
    A: You stole my candy. B: No, I didn't do it.

Maricopa[edit]

Noun[edit]

naw

  1. friend

Old Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *navъ.

Noun[edit]

naw m

  1. corpse

Tarao[edit]

Noun[edit]

naw

  1. child

References[edit]

  • 2002, Chungkham Yashwanta Singh, Tarao Grammar

Wakhi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Yagnobi нав (nav).

Numeral[edit]

naw

  1. nine

Welsh[edit]

Welsh cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : naw
    Ordinal : nawfed

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *naw, from Proto-Celtic *nawan, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥.

Numeral[edit]

naw

  1. nine

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

naw

  1. Nasal mutation of daw.
Mutation[edit]
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
daw ddaw naw unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Whitesands[edit]

Noun[edit]

naw

  1. knife

References[edit]