neb

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • neb in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • neb” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[1]
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4[2]
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165

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Czech[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

neb

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

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


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)