See also: nekā, nęka, and нека

MalteseEdit

Root
n-k-j
4 terms

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic نَكَى(nakā).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. to tease, annoy, spite

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Aphetic form of aneka

AdjectiveEdit

neka

  1. several
  2. many

ReferencesEdit

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


PhuthiEdit

VerbEdit

-néka

  1. to lay out
  2. to hang up

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

ParticleEdit

nȅka (Cyrillic spelling не̏ка)

  1. let, may

ReferencesEdit

  • neka” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Southern NdebeleEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

-neka?

  1. to hang

InflectionEdit

This entry needs an inflection-table template.


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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 negte, Norwegian nekta

VerbEdit

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 commited 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.

ConjugationEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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