neka

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See also: nekā, nęka, and нека

Maltese[edit]

Root
n-k-j
4 terms

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic نَكَى(nakā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

neka (imperfect jinki, past participle minki, verbal noun nkejja)

  1. to tease, annoy, spite

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Aphetic form of aneka

Adjective[edit]

neka

  1. several
  2. many

References[edit]

Pali Text Society (1921-1925), “neka”, in Pali-English Dictionary‎, London: Chipstead


Phuthi[edit]

Verb[edit]

-néka

  1. to lay out
  2. to hang up

Inflection[edit]

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Particle[edit]

nȅka (Cyrillic spelling не̏ка)

  1. let, may

References[edit]

  • neka” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Southern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

-neka?

  1. to hang

Inflection[edit]

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nej (no), similar to jaka (to say yes). From Old Swedish neka, Norwegian neikka, Danish nege, applying a -k suffix to Icelandic nei and Old Swedish ne. This goes further back to Germanic nikon. There is also an additional -t suffix in Swedish dialectal näkta, south Swedish nejta, Danish negte, Norwegian nekta.

Verb[edit]

neka (present nekar, preterite nekade, supine nekat, imperative neka)

  1. to deny, to say no
    1. to assert that something is not true
      Mannen nekar till brott.
      The man denies the crime.
      Mannen nekade att han hade begått brottet.
      The man denied having commited the crime.
    2. (ditransitive) to disallow, to refuse to give someone something
      Jag blev nekad tillgång till min dator.
      I was denied access to my computer.
  2. (transitive) to refuse (to do something)
    Många företag nekar att ta emot kontanter.
    Many companies refuse to accept cash.

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References[edit]

  • neka in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)

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