neba

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Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

neba

  1. brother (of a female)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The dialect of Bizkaia distinguishes the brother of a female from the brother of a male, which is anaia. Other dialects use anaia for both.


Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the negative conjunction ne (neither, nor), with an old particle ba found also at the end of the conjunction jeb.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Conjunction[edit]

neba

  1. (dated, today usually nevis, ne, vai) not, not in order to, or else, lest
    cilvēka ķermenis radīts kustībai, neba bezmērķīgai zvilnēšanaithe human body is designed to move, not to loll aimlessly
    jāiet jau būs (skolā), neba gribi izaugt kā slotas kāts?(you) will have to go (to school), or do you want to grow as a broomstick (= poor)?

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns. 1992, 2001. Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca. Rīga: AVOTS. ISBN 9984700127.

Molise Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Serbo-Croatian nebo.

Noun[edit]

neba f

  1. sky

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Antonietta Marra (2012), “Contact phenomena in the Slavic of Molise: some remarks about nouns and prepositional phrases” in Morphologies in Contact.