nuk

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See also: nuk-, Nûk, and ñuk

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *ne uka (not one), from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (one). Cognates include Latin unicus, Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐌽𐌰𐌷𐌰 (ainaha), Old High German einac, Old Church Slavonic инокъ (inokŭ, alone, only, single, sole). Alternatively, Orel proposes *nuka, composed of *nu (< Proto-Indo-European *ne, colored under the influence of the following labiovelar) and *ka (< Proto-Indo-European *kʷo- (*-kʷe), a pronomial stem); thus cognate to Latin neque (and not), Sanskrit नच (naca, and not), Gothic 𐌽𐌹𐌷 (nih, and not), Old Irish nach (and not).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nuk

  1. Negates the meaning of the modified verb: not, don't
    Ky film nuk është i mirë.
    This movie isn't good.
    Ai nuk mban syze.
    He doesn't wear glasses.
    Synonym: s'

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “nuk”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 302

Chuukese[edit]

Noun[edit]

nuk

  1. stomach

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nʏk/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

nuk f (plural nukken, diminutive nukje n)

  1. whim, impulse.

Synonyms[edit]