nebo

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from ne ‎(not) + Old Czech *bo (cognate with Czech ba);[1] basically formed in the meaning of “if not”.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

nebo

  1. or
  2. and/or

Usage notes[edit]

Nebo is used both as an exclusive and an inclusive or.[3][4] To avoid ambiguity, "buď ... (a)nebo ..." ("either ... or ...") can be used for exclusive or; however, the conjunction buď and consequently this structure is never used in questions. Adding "nebo obojí" ("or both") etc. can be used for inclusive or.

Dáte si kávu nebo čaj?
Do you want coffee or tea?
Dáte si ke snídani kávu, nebo čaj?
What do you want for breakfast – coffee or tea?
Měli byste si dát buď kávu, anebo čaj.
You should have either coffee or tea.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ nebo in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007
  2. ^ "nebo" in Václav Machek, Etymologický slovník jazyka českého, second edition, Academia, 1968
  3. ^ nebo in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, online version
  4. ^ nebo on nechybujte.cz

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

nēbō

  1. first-person singular future active indicative of neō

References[edit]

  • nebo in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nebo in William Smith., editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nebo, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos ‎(cloud).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nȅbo n ‎(Cyrillic spelling не̏бо)

  1. sky
  2. heaven, firmament
  3. air
  4. atmosphere
    nebu pod oblake — far away

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Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nebo, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos ‎(cloud).

Noun[edit]

nebo n ‎(genitive singular neba, nominative plural nebesá)

  1. sky
  2. heaven

Declension[edit]

External links[edit]

  • nebo in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nebo, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos ‎(cloud).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nebó n ‎(genitive nebá, nominative plural [please provide])

  1. sky
  2. heaven
  3. (anatomy) palate

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