nei

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See also: NEI, néi, nèi, něi, -nei, and ne'i

Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • neu (Ripuarian)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German niuwe, from Old High German niuwi.

Adjective[edit]

nei

  1. (Moselle Franconian) new

Chuukese[edit]

Determiner[edit]

nei

  1. First-person singular possessive; my (used with a special class of objects including living things)

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ne +‎ -i

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈnei/
  • Hyphenation: ne‧i
  • Rhymes: -ei

Verb[edit]

nei (present neas, past neis, future neos, conditional neus, volitive neu)

  1. to deny (assert that something is not true)

Conjugation[edit]

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nei, from Proto-Germanic *nai (never), *nē (not), from Proto-Indo-European *ne, *nē, *nēy (negative particle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nei

  1. no

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]


German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nei

  1. (Low Prussian) Alternative form of nee

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nei

  1. Romanization of 𐌽𐌴𐌹

Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German niuwe, from Old High German niuwi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nei (comparative neier, superlative neiest)

  1. new

Declension[edit]

Declension of nei
masculine feminine neuter plural
Weak inflection nominative nei nei nei neie
accusative neie nei nei neie
dative neie neie neie neie
Strong inflection nominative neier neie neies neie
accusative neie neie neies neie
dative neiem neier neiem neie

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Further reading[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nei, from Proto-Germanic *nai (never), *nē (not), from Proto-Indo-European *ne, *nē, *nēy (negative particle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nei

  1. no

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

  • (no): , júts (children's slang), (implies a positive contradiction, used to contradict a negative)

Anagrams[edit]


Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

nei

  1. contraction of in i; in the

Noun[edit]

nei m

  1. plural of neo

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

neī

  1. genitive singular of neon

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German niuwe, from Old High German niuwi. Cognate with German neu, Dutch nieuw, English new, West Frisian nij.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nei (masculine neien, neuter neit, comparative méi nei, superlative am neisten)

  1. new

Declension[edit]

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nei

  1. Nonstandard spelling of něi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of nèi.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian , which derives from Proto-West Germanic *niwi. Cognates include West Frisian nij.

Adjective[edit]

nei (comparative neier, superlative neist)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) new
    en neien waanj, nei eerdaapler
    a new car, new potatoes

Usage notes[edit]

After an indefinite article preceding a masculine noun nei changes to neien.


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nei, from Proto-Germanic *nai (never), *nē (not), from Proto-Indo-European *ne, *nē, *nēy (negative particle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nei

  1. no

Antonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

nei

  1. no

Noun[edit]

nei n (definite singular neiet, indefinite plural nei, definite plural neia or neiene)

  1. no

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse nei, from Proto-Germanic *nai (never), *nē (not), from Proto-Indo-European *ne, *nē, *nēy (negative particle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

nei

  1. no (used to show disagreement or negation)
    Antonyms: jau, jo
  2. no (used to express displeasure)
    Antonym: ja

Noun[edit]

nei n (definite singular neiet, indefinite plural nei, definite plural neia)

  1. a no
    Antonyms: ja, jo

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

nei

  1. imperative of neia

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nei n

  1. (non-standard since 2012) definite plural of ne

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Old Frisian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *nēhw (near). Cognates include Old English nēah and Old Saxon nāh.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nēi (comparative niār, superlative nēst)

  1. near

Preposition[edit]

nēi (+ dative)

  1. after, according to

Descendants[edit]

  • Saterland Frisian: nai
  • West Frisian: nei

References[edit]

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *nai (never), *nē (not), from Proto-Indo-European *ne, *nē, *nēy (negative particle).

Adverb[edit]

nei

  1. no

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian: nei
    • Norwegian Bokmål: nei
    • Norwegian Nynorsk: nei
  • Swedish: nej

References[edit]

  • nei in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German niuwe, from Old High German niuwi. Compare German neu, Dutch nieuw, English new.

Adjective[edit]

nei

  1. new

Rapa Nui[edit]

Noun[edit]

nei

  1. here

Pronoun[edit]

nei

  1. this

Tokelauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *nei. Cognates include Hawaiian nei and Samoan nei.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈne.i/
  • Hyphenation: ne‧i

Determiner[edit]

nei

  1. this, these

See also[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nei

  1. now

Particle[edit]

nei

  1. Emphasises a question; what do you say?

References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 250

Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

nei (not mutable)

  1. (colloquial) second-person singular future of gwneud

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

nei

  1. towards
  2. after (time)