neb

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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.

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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 nose or snout of an animal, now especially of a fish.
  5. (now dialectal) A projecting extremity; a point or sharp projection.
    • 1658, In Acorns the nebb dilating splitteth the two sides, which sometimes lye whole, when the Oak is sproated two handfuls. — Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 183)
  6. (now dialectal) A nib, as of a pen.

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Czech[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

neb

  1. (archaic) or
  2. (literary) because, as, since

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

neb

  1. rafsi of cnebo.

White Hmong[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

neb

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

References[edit]

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