See also: nekā, nęka, and нека

Maltese edit

Root
n-k-j
4 terms

Etymology edit

From Arabic نَكَى (nakā).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

neka (imperfect jinki, past participle minki, verbal noun nkejja)

  1. to tease, to annoy, to spite

Conjugation edit

    Conjugation of neka
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
perfect m nkejt nkejt neka nkejna nkejtu nkew
f nkiet
imperfect m ninki tinki jinki ninku tinku jinku
f tinki
imperative inki inku

Pali edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Aphetic form of aneka

Adjective edit

neka

  1. several
  2. many

References edit

Pali Text Society (1921–1925) “neka”, in Pali-English Dictionary‎, London: Chipstead

Phuthi edit

Verb edit

-néka

  1. to lay out
  2. to hang up

Inflection edit

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Serbo-Croatian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *nekъ. Compare Polish niech and Slovak nech.

Particle edit

nȅka (Cyrillic spelling не̏ка)

  1. let, may

References edit

  • neka” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Southern Ndebele edit

Etymology edit

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

Verb edit

-neka?

  1. to hang

Inflection edit

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Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From nej (no), similar to jaka (to say yes). From Old Swedish neka, Norwegian neikka, Danish nege, applying a -k suffix to Icelandic nei and Old Swedish ne. This goes further back to Germanic nikon. There is also an additional -t suffix in Swedish dialectal näkta, south Swedish nejta, Danish nægte, Norwegian nekta.

Verb edit

neka (present nekar, preterite nekade, supine nekat, imperative neka)

  1. to deny, to say no
    1. to assert that something is not true
      Mannen nekar till brott.
      The man denies the crime.
      Mannen nekade att han hade begått brottet.
      The man denied having committed the crime.
    2. (ditransitive) to disallow, to refuse to give someone something
      Jag blev nekad tillgång till min dator.
      I was denied access to my computer.
  2. (transitive) to refuse (to do something)
    Många företag nekar att ta emot kontanter.
    Many companies refuse to accept cash.

Conjugation edit

Related terms edit

References edit

  • neka in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)

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