nisba

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic نِسْبَة (nisba).

Noun[edit]

nisba (plural nisbas)

  1. (grammar) An Arabic derivational adjective formed with the suffix ـِيّ m (-ī, -iyy) / ـِيَّة f (-íyya), or an adjective in another Near Eastern language that is formed similarly.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) German nichts

Adverb[edit]

nisba

  1. nix, none
    • La cambiale, film (1959)
      - Lei testimoni li ha?
      - Eh, l'avvocato! Tesimoni - nisba!
      - E allora lo facciamo venire.
      - A chi?
      - A Nisba.
      - No, dicevo "nisba". Nessuno!
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (informal) in no way

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