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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from ne (not) + Old Czech *bo (cognate with Czech ba);[1] basically formed in the meaning of “if not”.[2]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛbo/
  • (file)

ConjunctionEdit

nebo

  1. or
  2. and/or

Usage notesEdit

Nebo is used both as an exclusive and an inclusive or.[3][4] To avoid ambiguity, "buď ... (a)nebo ..." ("either ... or ...") can be used for exclusive or; however, the conjunction buď and consequently this structure is never used in questions. Adding "nebo obojí" ("or both") etc. can be used for inclusive or.

Dáte si kávu nebo čaj?
Do you want coffee or tea?
Dáte si ke snídani kávu, nebo čaj?
What do you want for breakfast – coffee or tea?
Měli byste si dát buď kávu, anebo čaj.
You should have either coffee or tea.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "nebo" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007
  2. ^ "nebo" in Václav Machek, Etymologický slovník jazyka českého, second edition, Academia, 1968
  3. ^ nebo in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, online version
  4. ^ nebo on nechybujte.cz

LatinEdit

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *nebo, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (cloud).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nȅbo n (Cyrillic spelling не̏бо)

  1. sky
  2. heaven, firmament
  3. air
  4. atmosphere
    nebu pod oblake — far away

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SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *nebo, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (cloud).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nebo n (genitive singular neba, nominative plural nebesá, nebesia, genitive plural nebies, declension pattern of mesto)

  1. sky
  2. heaven

DeclensionEdit

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Further readingEdit

  • nebo in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *nebo, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (cloud).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nebọ̑ n

  1. sky
    Synonym: nebesa
  2. (Christianity) heaven
    Synonym: nebesa
  3. palate

InflectionEdit

Neuter, hard
nom. sing. nebo
gen. sing. neba
singular dual plural
nominative nebo nebi neba
accusative nebo nebi neba
genitive neba neb neb
dative nebu neboma nebom
locative nebu nebih nebih
instrumental nebom neboma nebi

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