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See also: Nee, née, and ñee

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French née, feminine of , past participle of naître, to be born.

AdjectiveEdit

nee (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of née
Usage notesEdit
  • As it is not a naturalised word in English, nee is often italicised.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English ne or na (no). Cognate with Standard English no.

InterjectionEdit

nee

  1. (Geordie) no, used to express no as a quantity, i.e. not any, like German kein/Dutch geen/French rien. Compare with na.
    Nee way man!No way
    Thor's nee watter!There's no water!

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AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

nee

  1. no

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch neen, nee, from Old Dutch *nēn (none, not one), from *ne ēn, from Proto-Germanic *ne + *ainaz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /neː/
  • (file)

AdverbEdit

nee

  1. no
    • 1992, A. F. Th. van der Heijden, Weerborstels, Em. Querido's Uitgeverij, page 23:
      Nee, de stemming zat er goed in.
      No, the atmosphere was great.

Usage notesEdit

  • Nee is used to show disagreement or negation.
    Nee, je vergist je.: No, you are mistaken.
    Nee, je mag nu geen televisie kijken: No, you may not watch television now.
  • Nee has a formal form, neen, which is archaic in spoken language, but quite common in written language.

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Dutch Low SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately cognate to German nein.

AdverbEdit

nee

  1. (in some dialects) no

FinnishEdit

colloquial counting number
4. Previous: koo
Next: vii

NumeralEdit

nee

  1. (colloquial) four

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AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of dialectal origin, particularly Low German nee.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

nee

  1. (colloquial, regional) Alternative form of nein (no)

Usage notesEdit

  • Nee is the most common colloquial word for “no” in northern and central Germany. It has also come to be used quite regularly in southern Germany, but is not used in Austria or Switzerland.

Further readingEdit

  • nee in Duden online

Low GermanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Ultimately cognate to German nein, Dutch nee and neen, English no and none.

Alternative formsEdit

AdverbEdit

nee

  1. (in some dialects) no

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Low German nîe, nige, neye, nîwe, from Old Saxon niuwi, from Proto-Germanic *niwjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *néwos (new). Compare Dutch nieuw, West Frisian nij, English new, German neu.

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nee (comparative ne'er, superlative neest)

  1. new

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nee

  1. Alternative form of neen

ManxEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish do·gní.

Pronunciation 1Edit

VerbEdit

nee

  1. future independent analytic form of jean
    Nee eh jannoo eh.He will do it. (literally, “He will do do it.”)
    Quoi nee eh agh mish?Who will do it but me?

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish .

Pronunciation 2Edit

ParticleEdit

nee

  1. negative and interogative form of she
    Nee uss y fer lhee?Are you the doctor?
    Cha nee eshyn ren eh.It's not him that did it.

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NavajoEdit

PostpositionEdit

nee

  1. with you, by means of you

InflectionEdit


Pennsylvania GermanEdit

InterjectionEdit

nee

  1. no

West FrisianEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

nee

  1. no

Further readingEdit

  • nee”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011