není

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See also: neni- and néni

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Czech nenie, from a supposed earlier *nie, itself a contraction of ne- +‎ je, by adding another negative prefix to make the negative more distinct.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

není

  1. third-person singular present indicative of nebýt

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is an irregular negative of je. Other Czech words become negative by the addition of the prefix ne-.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rejzek, Jiří (2015), “není”, in Český etymologický slovník [Czech Etymological Dictionary] (in Czech), 3rd (revised and expanded) edition, Praha: LEDA, →ISBN, page 449

Huichol[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

není (plural neníte)

  1. tongue

References[edit]

  • McIntosh, Juan B.; Grimes, José (1954) ꞌNiuqui ꞌïquisicayari: Vixárica niuquiyári, teivári niuquiyári hepáïsita = Vocabulario huichol-castellano, castellano-huichol[1] (in Spanish), México, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 18
  • McIntosh, Juan B.; Grimes, José (1996) ꞌNiuqui ꞌïiquisicayari: Vixárica niuquiyári, teivári niuquiyári hepáïsita = Vocabulario huichol-castellano, castellano-huichol[2] (in Spanish), unpublished edition, page 18