Last modified on 21 August 2014, at 00:16
See also: -nen, n'en, 'nen, nên, nēn, něn, nèn, nền, and nến

EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

nen

  1. (Geordie) none

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *ninus.

NounEdit

nen m (plural nens, feminine nena)

  1. boy, male child

DutchEdit

ArticleEdit

nen

  1. (Brabantian) Alternative form of ne.
    nen boom
    a tree

Usage notesEdit

See usage notes at ne.


GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

nen

  1. (colloquial) Contraction of einen (a, an).

Usage notesEdit

The form is sometimes seen in informal writing, but not all too common in actual speech because einen tends to be further contracted to merge with n. Thus: Ich will n Kaffee. ("I want a coffee.") alongside less frequent: Ich will nen Kaffee.


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

nen

  1. rōmaji reading of ねん

LadinEdit

PronounEdit

nen

  1. some

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

nen

  1. rafsi of nejni.

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

nen

  1. Nonstandard spelling of nēn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of něn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of nèn.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably shortened from Old Saxon nihen (not one). Cognate with German kein, Dutch geen.

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

nên

  1. no, none; used and inflected in the same way as the article en
    Ik hebbe en hus. Du hefst nen hus. (I have one house. You have no house.)
  • Van eyneme bosen tyranne, ghenomet Dracole Wyda (Of a vile evil tyrant named Dracole Wyda):
    • Gy syn de snodeste vnde groteste thiran, den men vinden mach in alle der werlde, vnde ik hebbe nenen mynschen ny gheseen noch ghehort, de iuw ye wat gudes nasecht heft...
      • (normalised) Gi sin de snödeste unde grö̂teste thiran, den men vinden mach in alle der werlde, unde ik hebbe nenen minschen ni geseen noch gehö̂rt, de juw je wat gudes nasecht heft... (In this case, ö̂ marks a monophthong, not a length, that is [øː] not /œʏː/.)
      You are the blandest and greatest tyrant that one might find in all the world and I have not seen nor heard one human, that has ever said a good thing about you...; lit.: ...and I have no human seen nor heard...)

Old PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nec.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nen

  1. not even (introduces an emphatic negation or exclusion)

ConjunctionEdit

nen

  1. nor (introduces each except the first term of a series, indicating that none of them is true)
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 6 (facsimile):
      Porend a ſant eſcritura que non mente nen erra nos conta un gn̈ miragre que fez en Engra terra. A uirgen ſanta maria.
      However, the Holy Scripture, which doesn’t lie nor err, tells of a great miracle that Virgin Holy Mary worked in England.

DescendantsEdit


VolapükEdit

PrepositionEdit

nen

  1. without

WelshEdit

NounEdit

nen f (plural nennau)

  1. heaven

SynonymsEdit