EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

In Scottish use, from Scots naw, naa, na, from Middle English na, from Old English (no, never). More generally, a colloquial, unarticulated form of no; compare nah. More at no.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

naw

  1. (informal) No.
    • 2003, Anton F. Bilek; Tony Bilek; Gene O'Connell, No Uncle Sam: The Forgotten of Bataan, Kent State University Press, →ISBN, page 31:
      "Naw, no trouble. Just pulled off the road for about ten minutes, maybe, when a couple of Nip fighters banked overhead. They were after something or other." "Is that right?" Mac replied.
    • 2012, Alex Gray, A Pound of Flesh:
      'Naw, hen, sorry. Ye're too young for us. Come back when you've got a couple mair years under yer belt, eh?'
    • 2012 November 1, Brenda Hampton, Naughty No More, Urban Books, →ISBN:
      Naw, no thanks. I'll catch you next time.” “Come on, Shane. All you do is work, work, and work. You need to have a little fun, don't you?” “Right now, I'm having a lot of fun. Trust me.” “Do you have company?” “No, I'm painting.”
  2. (Jamaica) Pronunciation spelling of not.

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


CornishEdit

Cornish cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : naw
    Ordinal : nawves

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *naw, from Proto-Celtic *nawan, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥.

NumeralEdit

naw

  1. nine

Jamaican CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from English not.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɑː/, /ˈnɔː/
  • Hyphenation: naw

AdverbEdit

naw

  1. not
    • 1990, Frances Gray, Women at the Albany Empire, →ISBN, page 62:
      “WINSTON: If she tink me ah guh sign any paper and guh to any backside Court she bettah tink again
      PARKIE: Suh you
      naw guh see your wife and sort dis ting out? []
      WINSTON: If she thinks I'm going to sign any papers and go to some damned courthouse, she has another thing coming.
      PARKIE: Well, aren't you and your wife going to work this thing out? []
    No one naw cuss. No shot naw buss.
    There isn't any fighting. There aren't any shots being fired.
    (literally, “No one not fight. No bullet not fire.”)
    Nutten naw gwaan, Rayman.
    There aren't any opportunities, Raymond.
    (literally, “Nothing not going on, Raymond”)

ParticleEdit

naw

  1. no
    • 2012, Jason Stephenson, “Short Story - Stop And Stare”, in The Jamaica Gleaner[1] (in English):
      “"Naw, mi nuh know her ... Why?" []
      No, I don't know her ... Why? []
    A: A you tief mi sweetie. B: Naw, a nuh me dweet.
    A: You stole my candy. B: No, I didn't do it.

MaricopaEdit

NounEdit

naw

  1. friend

Old PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *navь, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *nāˀwis, from Proto-Indo-European *neh₂wis, from the stem *neh₂w- (death).

NounEdit

naw f

  1. corpse
    Synonyms: marcha, marlina, ścirzw, trup, umarlina

TaraoEdit

NounEdit

naw

  1. child

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Chungkham Yashwanta Singh, Tarao Grammar

VurësEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

naw

  1. sea
  2. salt
  3. wave

Further readingEdit

Catriona Malau (2011-05-05) Dictionary of Vurës


WakhiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Yagnobi нав (nav).

NumeralEdit

naw

  1. nine

WelshEdit

Welsh numbers (edit)
90[a], [b], [c]
 ←  8 9 10  → [a], [b]
    Cardinal: naw
    Ordinal: nawfed
    Ordinal abbreviation: 9fed
Welsh Wikipedia article on 9

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Brythonic *naw, from Proto-Celtic *nawan, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥.

NumeralEdit

naw

  1. (cardinal number) nine

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

naw

  1. Nasal mutation of daw.
MutationEdit
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
daw ddaw naw unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “naw”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

WhitesandsEdit

NounEdit

naw

  1. knife

ReferencesEdit