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See also: nekî, néki, and neki-

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Lexicalization of the otherwise unattested Proto-Hungarian *nek (to/across/toward something) +‎ -i (third-person possessive suffix).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈnɛki]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ne‧ki

AdverbEdit

neki

  1. to/for him/her
    Ezt a könyvet neki vettem.I bought this book for her.
    Neki nincs testvére.He doesn't have any siblings.
    Semmit se mondott neki.She did not say anything to him.
    Virágot hozott neki.He brought her flowers.
DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

PipilEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nahuan *nəki. Compare Classical Nahuatl nequi (to want)

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

-neki

  1. (transitive) to want
    Inte tiknekit ma puliwi ne Nawat, yajika timumachtiat
    We don't want Nawat to disappear, that's why we're learning (it)
  2. (transitive) to love
    Nimetzneki
    I love you
  3. (reflexive) to need, to be necessary
    Tejemet inte timunekit taja, tey titechchiwilijtuk
    We don't need you after what you did to us

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

ne- +‎ Proto-Slavic *kъjь

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /nêkiː/
  • Hyphenation: ne‧ki

PronounEdit

nȅkī (Cyrillic spelling не̏кӣ)

  1. (generally with countable nouns) some
    neki ljudi čekajusome people are waiting
    u neku rukuin some way
    neko vr(ij)emefor some time
    Vidio sam nekog lika pred tvojom kućom.I saw some bloke in front of your house.
  2. (in the plural, without a noun, substantively) some (people), people
    neki to vole žestokosome like it hard
    neki su mi rekli da je dosadansome people told me that he's boring
  3. (with genitive) some, approximately, around
    nekih sat vremena sam čitao knjiguI was reading the book for around an hour
    nekih pola sataaround half an hour
    nekih 30 ljudiabout 30 people
  4. some, certain
    do neke m(j)ereto a certain extent

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • (some): nešto (with uncountable nouns)

ReferencesEdit

  • neki” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Particularly: “English neck or Dutch nek?”

NounEdit

neki

  1. throat