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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French nef.

NounEdit

nef (plural nefs)

  1. An extravagant table ornament and container used in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, made in the shape of a ship.

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Etymology 2Edit

Short for numerically effective; introduced by Miles Reid.

AdjectiveEdit

nef (not comparable)

 
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  1. (algebraic geometry) Of a line bundle on a complete algebraic variety over a field: such that the degree of its restriction to every algebraic curve in the variety is non-negative.
    • 1983, Miles Reid, “Minimal Models of Canonical 3-Folds”, in Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics, volume 1, page 131:
      [] this condition is the numerical consequence of the condition that for some  , the linear system   is effective and free; thus nef = "numerically (effective and free)".
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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French nef, from Old French nef, from Latin nāvis, nāvem, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us. Displaced by bateau and navire in the sense of "boat".

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NounEdit

nef f (plural nefs)

  1. (obsolete or poetic) barque, boat
  2. nave

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse nef, from Proto-Germanic *nabją.

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NounEdit

nef n (genitive singular nefs, nominative plural nef)

  1. nose
  2. beak

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Mauritian CreoleEdit

Mauritian Creole cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : nef
    Ordinal : neviem

EtymologyEdit

From French neuf.

NumeralEdit

nef

  1. (cardinal) nine

AdjectiveEdit

nef

  1. new

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French nef, from Latin nāvis, nāvem.

NounEdit

nef f (plural nefs or nefz)

  1. boat; ship; watercraft

DescendantsEdit

  • French: nef (obsolete or poetic)

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nāvis, nāvem.

NounEdit

nef f (oblique plural nés, nominative singular nef, nominative plural nés)

  1. boat; ship; watercraft

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle French: nef
    • French: nef (obsolete or poetic)

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *nabją.

NounEdit

nef n (genitive nefs, plural nef)

  1. nose
  2. beak

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VolapükEdit

NounEdit

nef (plural nefs)

  1. nephew
  2. niece

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WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh nef, from Old Welsh nem, from Proto-Brythonic *neβ̃, from Proto-Celtic *nemos, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (cloud).

NounEdit

nef f (plural nefoedd)

  1. heaven

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