nisam

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

nīsam

  1. accusative feminine singular of nīsus

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (historical, regional, Standard Montenegrin) nijésam
  • (regional, chiefly Serbia) nésam

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ne + *esmь, first-person singular present tense form of *byti. This formation later created *ne jesьmь in the South Slavic vernaculars, which merged to become něsьmь (attested in 1406). The term něsьmь eventually formed něsamь. Because of the yat reflex, něsamь became rendered as nisam in Ikavian speeches.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nǐːsam/
  • Hyphenation: ni‧sam

Verb[edit]

nísam

  1. (Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia) negative first-person singular present tense form of biti.

References[edit]

  • nisam” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Pero Budmani (editor) (1892-1897), Rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika, Volume 4, JAZU: Zagreb, pp. 606-607