nek

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See also: nec, neck, -nek, and -nék

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Afrikaans nek. Doublet of neck.

Noun[edit]

nek (plural neks)

  1. (geography, South Africa) A col (a dip on a mountain ridge between two peaks).

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch nek.

Noun[edit]

nek (plural nekke)

  1. neck

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nɛk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: nek
  • Rhymes: -ɛk

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch nacke, necke, from Old Dutch *nakko, from Proto-Germanic *hnakkô.

Noun[edit]

nek m (plural nekken, diminutive nekje n)

  1. (narrow sense) Nape of the neck.
  2. (broad sense) Neck.
    Synonym: hals
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: nek
  • Negerhollands: nek
  • Papiamentu: nèk, nek

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

nek

  1. first-person singular present indicative of nekken
  2. imperative of nekken

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nec, used in identical fashion (nec...nec). Compare Italian , French ni, Spanish ni.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nek]
  • Hyphenation: nek

Conjunction[edit]

nek

  1. neither, nor
    nek ... nek ...
    neither ... nor ...
    Li estas nek altkreska nek malaltkreska.
    He is neither tall nor short.
    • 1910, J. A. Mitchell, trans. Lehman Wendelld La lasta Usonano, Project Gutenberg transcription
      La Usonanoj posedis nek literaturon, nek arton, nek muzikon proprajn.
      The Americans possessed neither literature, nor art, nor their own music.

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Esperanto nek, from Latin nec.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

nek

  1. neither, nor

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nek (Jawi spelling نيق‎, informal 1st possessive nekku, impolite 2nd possessive nekmu, 3rd possessive neknya)

  1. grandmother

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Swedish nek. See also Danish neg.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nek n (definite singular neket, indefinite plural nek, definite plural neka or nekene)

  1. a sheaf
    Synonym: kornband

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Swedish nek. See also Danish neg.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nek n (definite singular neket, indefinite plural nek, definite plural neka)

  1. a sheaf
    Synonym: kornband
  2. (derogatory) a simpleton

References[edit]

  • “nek” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • “nek”, in Norsk Ordbok: ordbok over det norske folkemålet og det nynorske skriftmålet, Oslo: Samlaget, 1950-2016
  • “nek” in Ivar Aasen (1873) Norsk Ordbog med dansk Forklaring

Old Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Malay naik.

Verb[edit]

nek

  1. to ascend, to go up

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nekъ. Compare Polish niech and Slovak nech.

Particle[edit]

nek

  1. let, may

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English neck

Noun[edit]

nek

  1. (anatomy) neck, throat

Volapük[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nek

  1. no one, nobody

Wutunhua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nek

  1. cow, cattle

References[edit]

  • Juha Janhunen, Marja Peltomaa, Erika Sandman, Xiawu Dongzhou (2008) Wutun (LINCOM's Descriptive Grammar Series), volume 466, LINCOM Europa, →ISBN

Yurok[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nek

  1. first person singular pronoun; I