ne-

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Cahuilla[edit]

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ne-

  1. I. First person singular pronoun added to a verb to show its subject.
  2. My. First person singular possessive pronoun added to a noun to show its possessor.

Chuukese[edit]

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ne-

  1. to look

Czech[edit]

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ne-

  1. Used to negate verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Akin to un-, non-, im-, ir-.
    Mám hlad. (“I am hungry.”) → Nemám hlad. (“I am not hungry.”)

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Esperanto[edit]

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ne-

  1. non- (Used to negate some words.)

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Prefix form of ne.

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ne-

  1. Used to negate verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; non-, un-, in-, im-, ir-.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Latin ne (not) in compositions.

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ne-

  1. absolutely negates the principal meaning
    ne- (not) + sciō (I know)nesciō (I don't know)

Quotations[edit]

"Nōmen nesciō" (N.N.) – I don't know the name, John Doe

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as the general negative particle (no).

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ne-

  1. Used on all verb forms to form the negative version of that form (runāju (I speak), nerunāju (I don't speak)), as well as on nouns and adjectives to indicate negation (like Latin in-, im-; English un-; or Russian не- (ne-)).

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Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as the general negative particle ne (no).

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ne-

  1. Used on all verb forms to form the negative version of that form, as well as on nouns, adjectives and adverbs to indicate negation.
    ne- + tvarkà 'order' → netvarkà 'disorder, mess'
    ne- + ramùs 'calm' → neramùs 'restless, uneasy'
    ne- + geraĩ 'well' → negeraĩ 'badly'
    ne- + norė́ti 'want' → nenorė́ti 'not want'

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Northern Kurdish[edit]

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ne-

  1. forms the negative subjunctive mood of verbs.

Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ne (not), from Proto-Indo-European *ne (no, not). Akin to Old English ne (not).

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ne-

  1. not
    neomam not
    næswas not
    nǣronwere not
    nicnot me
    nǣniġno one, none, not any, no (adj.)
    neallesnot at all, by no means
    nefneunless, except, not even
    nabbanto not have
    nāganto not owe, not own
    nǣfrenever
    nyllanto not want, refuse
    ne- + ‎witan (to know) → ‎nytan (to not know)
    ne- + ‎wāt (I know) → ‎nāt (I do not know)
    ne- + ‎witen (known) → ‎nyten (ignorant)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often syncopated to n-.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ne- and Slavic *ne-.

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ne-

  1. un-; de- (attached to past participles, gerundives and some adjectives to negate them)
    ne- + ‎cunoscut (known) → ‎necunoscut (unknown)
    ne- + ‎înțeles (understood) → ‎neînțeles (misunderstood)
    ne- + ‎prietenos (friendly) → ‎neprietenos (unfriendly)
    ne- + ‎folosind → ‎nefolosind (not using, without using)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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ne- (Cyrillic spelling не-)

  1. Prefix prepended to adjectives to create an adjective denoting a negative meaning (ne (not)). Akin to un-, non-, im-, ir-.

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