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 zvilnēšanai — the 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.