neki

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See also: nekî, néki, and neki-

Hungarian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Lexicalization of the otherwise unattested Proto-Hungarian *nek (to/across/toward something) +‎ -i (third-person possessive suffix).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈnɛki]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ne‧ki

Pronoun[edit]

neki

  1. to/for him/her
    Synonyms: számára, részére, javára (only in certain senses)
    Ezt a könyvet neki vettem.I bought this book for her.
    Neki nincs testvére.He doesn't have any siblings.
    Semmit se mondott neki.She did not say anything to him.
    Virágot hozott neki.He brought her flowers.
Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

Pipil[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nahuan *nəki. Compare Classical Nahuatl nequi (to want)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

-neki

  1. (transitive) to want
    Inte tiknekit ma puliwi ne Nawat, yajika timumachtiat
    We don't want Nawat to disappear, that's why we're learning (it)
  2. (transitive) to love
    Nimetzneki
    I love you
  3. (reflexive) to need, to be necessary
    Tejemet inte timunekit taja, tey titechchiwilijtuk
    We don't need you after what you did to us

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ne- +‎ Proto-Slavic *kъjь

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nêkiː/
  • Hyphenation: ne‧ki

Pronoun[edit]

nȅkī (Cyrillic spelling не̏кӣ)

  1. (generally with countable nouns) some
    neki ljudi čekajusome people are waiting
    u neku rukuin some way
    neko vr(ij)emefor some time
    Vidio sam nekog lika pred tvojom kućom.I saw some bloke in front of your house.
  2. (in the plural, without a noun, substantively) some (people), people
    neki to vole žestokosome like it hard
    neki su mi rekli da je dosadansome people told me that he's boring
  3. (with genitive) some, approximately, around
    nekih sat vremena sam čitao knjiguI was reading the book for around an hour
    nekih pola sataaround half an hour
    nekih 30 ljudiabout 30 people
  4. some, certain
    do neke m(j)ereto a certain extent

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (some): nešto (with uncountable nouns)

References[edit]

  • neki” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “English neck or Dutch nek?”)

Noun[edit]

neki

  1. throat