neb

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See also: NEB and Neb.

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English neb, from Old English nebb (beak, nose, face), from Proto-Germanic *nabją (beak, nose). Cognate with Danish næb, Dutch neb, German Schnabel, Old Norse nef, Swedish näbb, Swedish regional näv.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nɛb/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛb

Noun[edit]

neb (plural nebs)

  1. (now dialectal) A bird's beak or bill.
  2. (obsolete) A person's mouth.
  3. (now dialectal) A person's nose.
  4. (now dialectal) The peak of a flat cap.
  5. (now dialectal) The nose or snout of an animal, now especially of a fish.
  6. (now dialectal) A projecting extremity; a point or sharp projection.
    • 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus, Folio Society 2007, p. 183:
      In Acorns the nebb dilating splitteth the two sides, which sometimes lye whole, when the Oak is sproated two handfuls.
  7. (now dialectal) A nib, as of a pen.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Conjunction[edit]

neb

  1. (archaic) or
  2. (literary) because, as, since
    Synonyms: protože, jelikož, poněvadž, neboť

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Further reading[edit]

  • neb in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • neb in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *nekʷos (someone, something), whence also Old Irish nech (anyone; no-one),[1] from Proto-Indo-European *ne (negative particle) + Proto-Indo-European *kʷos (which, that). Cognate with Latvian nekas (nothing).[2]

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neb

  1. nobody, no-one

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “neb”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  2. ^ Morris Jones, John (1913) A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative, Oxford: Clarendon Press, § 170 vi (1)

White Hmong[edit]

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neb

  1. you two (second person dual)
  2. your (second person dual)

References[edit]

  • Ernest E. Heimbach, White Hmong - English Dictionary (1979, SEAP Publications)