nen

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See also: -nen, n'en, 'nen, nên, nèn, nền, nến, and nën

English[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nen

  1. (Tyneside) none

Anagrams[edit]


Abinomn[edit]

Noun[edit]

nen

  1. elder brother

Ainu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ne (interrogatory root) +‎ n (person). See nep, nekon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nen (Kana spelling ネン)

  1. (interrogative) who

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Catalan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *ninnus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nen m (plural nens, feminine nena)

  1. boy, male child
    Synonym: nano

Further reading[edit]


Cornish[edit]

Noun[edit]

nen

  1. ceiling

References[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Article[edit]

nen

  1. (Brabant) Alternative form of ne
    nen boom
    a tree

Usage notes[edit]

See usage notes at ne.


German[edit]

Article[edit]

nen

  1. Nonstandard form of 'n.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nen

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ねん

Ladin[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nen

  1. some

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nen

  1. Nonstandard spelling of nèn.

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.

Middle Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably shortened from Old Saxon nihen (not one).

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

nên

  1. no, none; used and inflected in the same way as the article ên.
    • ca. 1485, author unknown, Van deme quaden thyra̅ne Dracole wyda., published by Bartholomaeus Gothan, verso of the 5th sheet:
      Gy ſynt de ſnodeſte vn̅ de groteſte thiran. den men vinden mach in alle der werlnde[sic]. vn̅ ik hebbe nene̅ minſche̅ ny gheſeen noch ghehort de iuw ye wat gudes na ſecht heft.
      You are the vilest and greatest tyrant that one might find in all the world, and I have not seen nor heard one human, that has ever said a good thing about you.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nōn (not), with the -n surviving intervocalically.

Adverb[edit]

nen

  1. (before vowels) Alternative form of ne (not)
    • c. 1150, Turoldus, La Chanson de Roland[1], lines 7–9:
      Li reis Marsilie la tient, ki Deu nen aimet; / Mahumet sert e Apollin recleimet: / Nes poet guarder que mals ne l'i ateignet.
      The king Marsile rules it [Zaragoza], [he] who doesn't love God; he worships Mohammed and prays to Apollin: he cannot escape from the evil that approaches him.

Usage notes[edit]

Mainly used to metric reasons in poems, to gain a syllable.


Old Frisian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of ne (not) +‎ ēn (one). Akin to Old English nān.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈneːn/, [ˈnɛːn]

Determiner[edit]

nēn

  1. no, not one

Pronoun[edit]

nēn

  1. none, no-one, nobody

Descendants[edit]

  • Saterland Frisian: neen, naan
  • West Frisian: neen

References[edit]

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

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nec.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nen

  1. not even (introduces an emphatic negation or exclusion)

Conjunction[edit]

nen

  1. nor (introduces each except the first term of a series, indicating that none of them is true)

Descendants[edit]


Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English name.

Noun[edit]

nen

  1. name

Derived terms[edit]


Volapük[edit]

Preposition[edit]

nen

  1. without

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

nen f (plural nennau or nennoedd, not mutable)

  1. heaven

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