nebo

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

nebo

  1. or
  2. and/or

Usage notes[edit]

Usually, nebo is inclusive or. Exclusive or can be formed using a preceding comma (and different intonation in speech) or the explicitly exclusive conjunction anebo (usually “buďanebo”) can be used.

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

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

nēbō

  1. first-person singular future active indicative of neō

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

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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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