Last modified on 25 May 2014, at 12:49
See also: nép

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened from nepte.

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NounEdit

nep (plural neps)

  1. Catmint, catnip; Nepeta cataria.
    • 1653, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician Enlarged, Folio 2007, p. 201:
      Nep is generally used for women to procure their courses, being taken inwardly or outwardly, either alone or with other convenient herbs in a decoction to bathe them, of sit over the hot fumes thereof.

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EtymologyEdit

From German Nepp.

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NounEdit

nep m (uncountable)

  1. imitation, fake

AdjectiveEdit

nep (comparative nepper, superlative nepst)

  1. fake, not real
  2. artificial, not natural

DeclensionEdit

This word is used more often in compounds than as an attributive adjective. Thus, the inflected form neppe is rarely used, and prefixing with nep- is more common. The predicative and partitive forms are used normally.

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