See also: NEI, néi, nèi, něi, -nei, and ne'i

Central FranconianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • neu (Ripuarian)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German niuwe, from Old High German niuwi.

AdjectiveEdit

nei

  1. (Moselle Franconian) new

ChuukeseEdit

DeterminerEdit

nei

  1. First-person singular possessive; my (used with a special class of objects including living things)

Related termsEdit


EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

ne +‎ -i

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈnei/
  • Hyphenation: ne‧i
  • Rhymes: -ei

VerbEdit

nei (present neas, past neis, future neos, conditional neus, volitive neu)

  1. to deny (assert that something is not true)

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit


FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse nei, from Proto-Germanic *nai (never), *nē (not), from Proto-Indo-European *ne, *nē, *nēy (negative particle).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nei

  1. no

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit


German Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

AdverbEdit

nei

  1. (Low Prussian) Alternative form of nee

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

nei

  1. Romanization of 𐌽𐌴𐌹

HunsrikEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German niuwe, from Old High German niuwi.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nei (comparative neier, superlative neiest)

  1. new

DeclensionEdit

Declension of nei
masculine feminine neuter plural
Weak inflection nominative nei nei nei neie
accusative neie nei nei neie
dative neie neie neie neie
Strong inflection nominative neier neie neies neie
accusative neie neie neies neie
dative neiem neier neiem neie

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse nei, from Proto-Germanic *nai (never), *nē (not), from Proto-Indo-European *ne, *nē, *nēy (negative particle).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nei

  1. no

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

  • (no): , júts (children's slang), (implies a positive contradiction, used to contradict a negative)

AnagramsEdit


ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

ContractionEdit

nei

  1. contraction of in i; in the

NounEdit

nei m

  1. plural of neo

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

NounEdit

neī

  1. genitive singular of neon

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German niuwe, from Old High German niuwi. Cognate with German neu, Dutch nieuw, English new, West Frisian nij.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nei (masculine neien, neuter neit, comparative méi nei, superlative am neisten)

  1. new

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

nei

  1. Nonstandard spelling of něi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of nèi.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian , which derives from Proto-West Germanic *niwi. Cognates include West Frisian nij.

AdjectiveEdit

nei (comparative neier, superlative neist)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) new
    en neien waanj, nei eerdaapler
    a new car, new potatoes

Usage notesEdit

After an indefinite article preceding a masculine noun nei changes to neien.


Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse nei, from Proto-Germanic *nai (never), *nē (not), from Proto-Indo-European *ne, *nē, *nēy (negative particle).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nei

  1. no

AntonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

InterjectionEdit

nei

  1. no

NounEdit

nei n (definite singular neiet, indefinite plural nei, definite plural neia or neiene)

  1. no

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse nei, from Proto-Germanic *nai (never), *nē (not), from Proto-Indo-European *ne, *nē, *nēy (negative particle).

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

nei

  1. no (used to show disagreement or negation)
    Antonyms: jau, jo
  2. no (used to express displeasure)
    Antonym: ja

NounEdit

nei n (definite singular neiet, indefinite plural nei, definite plural neia)

  1. a no
    Antonyms: ja, jo

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

nei

  1. imperative of neia

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nei n

  1. (non-standard since 2012) definite plural of ne

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit


Old FrisianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *nēhw (near). Cognates include Old English nēah and Old Saxon nāh.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nēi (comparative niār, superlative nēst)

  1. near

PrepositionEdit

nēi (+ dative)

  1. after, according to

DescendantsEdit

  • Saterland Frisian: nai
  • West Frisian: nei

ReferencesEdit

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *nai (never), *nē (not), from Proto-Indo-European *ne, *nē, *nēy (negative particle).

AdverbEdit

nei

  1. no

DescendantsEdit

  • Norwegian: nei
    • Norwegian Bokmål: nei
    • Norwegian Nynorsk: nei
  • Swedish: nej

ReferencesEdit

  • nei in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German niuwe, from Old High German niuwi. Compare German neu, Dutch nieuw, English new.

AdjectiveEdit

nei

  1. new

Rapa NuiEdit

NounEdit

nei

  1. here

PronounEdit

nei

  1. this

TokelauanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *nei. Cognates include Hawaiian nei and Samoan nei.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈne.i/
  • Hyphenation: ne‧i

DeterminerEdit

nei

  1. this, these

See alsoEdit

AdverbEdit

nei

  1. now

ParticleEdit

nei

  1. Emphasises a question; what do you say?

ReferencesEdit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 250

WelshEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

nei (not mutable)

  1. (colloquial) second-person singular future of gwneud

West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

nei

  1. towards
  2. after (time)