nesu (pl: nesuhua)
- (Standard Bosnian, Standard Croatian, Standard Serbian) nísu
- (Standard Montenegrin) nijèsu
- (historical, regional) nijésu
From Proto-Slavic *ne + *sǫtь, first-person plural present tense form of *byti. This formation was kept in Old Church Slavonic as нє сѫтъ (ne sǫtŭ) (see бꙑти (byti)). However, in other South Slavic vernaculars, this form irregularly later created něsu (attested in 1334), probably influenced by něsam (see nesam). Because of the yat reflex, něsu became rendered as nesu in Ekavian speeches.
nésu (Cyrillic spelling не́су)
- Pero Budmani (editor) (1892-1897), Rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika, Volume 4, JAZU: Zagreb, pp. 606-607