EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Scots naw, naa, na, from Middle English na, from Old English (no, never). More at no.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

naw

  1. (Scotland, US, Jamaican) Pronunciation spelling of no.
    • 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?'
  2. (Jamaican) Pronunciation spelling of not.

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 *navъ.

NounEdit

naw m

  1. corpse

TaraoEdit

NounEdit

naw

  1. child

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Chungkham Yashwanta Singh, Tarao Grammar

WakhiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Yagnobi нав (nav).

NumeralEdit

naw

  1. nine

WelshEdit

Welsh cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : naw
    Ordinal : nawfed

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NumeralEdit

naw

  1. nine

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

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