nep

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See also: Nep, NEP, nép, nếp, and Nep.

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of nepte.

Noun[edit]

nep (usually uncountable, plural neps)

  1. Catmint, catnip; Nepeta cataria.
    • 1653, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician Enlarged, Folio 2007, p. 201:
      Nep is generally used for women to procure their courses, being taken inwardly or outwardly, either alone or with other convenient herbs in a decoction to bathe them, of sit over the hot fumes thereof.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

nep (plural neps)

  1. (Britain, dialect) A knot in a fibre of cotton.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Nepp.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nɛp/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: nep
  • Rhymes: -ɛp

Noun[edit]

nep m (uncountable)

  1. imitation, fake

Adjective[edit]

nep (comparative nepper, superlative nepst)

  1. fake, not real
  2. artificial, not natural

Inflection[edit]

This word is not commonly used as an attributive adjective; in fact, some Dutch speakers may consider such use informal. Thus, the inflected form neppe is not very commonly used. This word is used more often in compounds formed by prefixing with nep-. The predicative and partitive forms are used normally.

Inflection of nep
uninflected nep
inflected neppe
comparative nepper
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial nep nepper het nepst
het nepste
indefinite m./f. sing. neppe neppere nepste
n. sing. nep nepper nepste
plural neppe neppere nepste
definite neppe neppere nepste
partitive neps neppers

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

nep

  1. Alternative form of nap (drinking bowl)