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nota bene

See also: notabene

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Classical Latin notā bene (note well),[1] which see for more.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

nota bene (plural notate bene)

  1. (imperative) Take special note; used to add an aside or warning to a text.[1]

Usage notesEdit

  • As with the Latin phrases id est and exempli gratia, nota bene is now more commonly encountered in its abbreviated form n.b.[1]
  • In Latin, notā is the singular present active imperative form of notō (I mark”, “I note”, “I observe), whose plural equivalent is notāte; consequently, in English, when addressing an audience of more than one person, the plural form notate bene is occasionally used instead of the singular. This practice is not necessary in English; nota bene is regarded as correct usage irrespective of number by all but the most pedantic language users. The abbreviation n.b. may stand for either.

Derived termsEdit

  • n.b. (abbreviation)
  • N.B. (abbreviation)

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

nota bene

  1. (rare, informal) An instance of the phrase nota bene or its variant spellings.[1] Also, By extension:
    1. Any indication similar in nature to nota bene.[1]
    2. Something deserving of close attention or of careful notice.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 nota bene, int. and n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [Draft revision; June 2008]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 nota bene” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  3. 3.0 3.1 nota bene” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Classical Latin notā bene (note well). See the Latin section’s etymology for further information.

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ˌno.ta ˈbe.nə/

PhraseEdit

nota bene

  1. nota bene (used to add an aside or warning to a text)

Derived termsEdit

  • NB (abbreviation)

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Classical Latin notā bene (note well). See the Latin section’s etymology for further information.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

nota bene

  1. nota bene (used to add an aside or warning to a text)

AnagramsEdit

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Classical Latin notā bene (note well). See the Latin section’s etymology for further information.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɔta ˈbɛne/, [ˈnɔː.t̪a ˈbɛː.ne]

PhraseEdit

nota bene

  1. nota bene (used to add an aside or warning to a text)

Derived termsEdit

  • NB (abbreviation)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

notā, singular present active imperative form of notō (I mark”, “I note”, “I observe) + bene (well), adverbial form of bonus (good)

PronunciationEdit

PhraseEdit

notā bene (plural notate bene)

  1. nota bene (used to add an aside or warning to a text)

Derived termsEdit

  • NB (abbreviation)
  • N.B. (abbreviation)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Classical Latin notā bene (note well). See the Latin section’s etymology for further information.

PronunciationEdit

PhraseEdit

nota bene

  1. nota bene (used to add an aside or warning to a text)