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nag

See also: nág, näg, and nǡǵ

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Middle English nagge, cognate with Dutch negge

NounEdit

nag (plural nags)

  1. A small horse; a pony.
  2. An old useless horse.
  3. (obsolete, derogatory) A paramour.
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Coordinate termsEdit
  • (old useless horse): bum (racing)

Etymology 2Edit

Probably from a North Germanic source; compare Swedish nagga (to gnaw, grumble), Danish nage, Icelandic nagga (to complain).

VerbEdit

nag (third-person singular simple present nags, present participle nagging, simple past and past participle nagged)

  1. To repeatedly remind or complain to someone in an annoying way, often about insignificant matters.
  2. To act inappropriately in the eyes of peers, to backstab, to verbally abuse.
  3. To bother with persistent memories.
    The notion that he forgot something nagged him the rest of the day.
  4. Other sorts of persistent annoyance, e.g.:
    A nagging pain in his left knee
    A nagging north wind
TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

nag (plural nags)

  1. One who nags.

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch nacht (night)

NounEdit

nag (plural nagte)

  1. The period between sunset and sunrise, when the sky is dark; night.
  2. (countable) darkness.

ColánEdit

NounEdit

nag

  1. moon

DanishEdit

NounEdit

nag n (singular definite naget, not used in plural form)

  1. grudge

VerbEdit

nag

  1. Imperative of nage.

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

nag

  1. Imperative singular of nagen.
  2. (colloquial)First-person singular present of nagen.

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

nag

  1. rafsi of narge.

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nȃg (definite nȃgī, Cyrillic spelling на̑г)

  1. naked

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SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *nagъ.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nág (not comparable)

  1. naked

DeclensionEdit

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

SynonymsEdit

  • gòl (more formal)

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WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

nag

  1. not (in answers and tag questions)

Usage notesEdit

Used before a vowel, but not when that vowel has resulted from the soft mutation of g. Thus na + gallan becomes na allan, not *nag allan.

Alternative formsEdit

  • na (used before a consonant)