Ukrainian edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old Ruthenian нехай (nexaj, let), the second person singular imperative of Old Ruthenian нехати (nexati, to leave be, to let go, to abandon). Cognate with Czech nechť, Polish niech, Serbo-Croatian neka, Bulgarian не́ка (néka).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [neˈxai̯]
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Particle edit

неха́й (nexáj)

  1. may, let (expressing a wish)
    Synonyms: хай (xaj), най (naj)
    Неха́й щасти́ть!Nexáj ščastýtʹ!Good luck! (literally, “May one get lucky!”)
    Стра́ху неха́й не зна́ю я!Stráxu nexáj ne znáju ja!May I not know any fear!

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