See also: Nep, NEP, nép, nếp, and Nep.

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English neppe, nepe, nepte, nept, from Old English nepte, nefte, from Latin nepeta. Compare Dutch neppe, nippe (catnip).

Alternative formsEdit

  • nip (dialectal)

NounEdit

nep (usually uncountable, plural neps)

  1. Catmint, catnip; Nepeta cataria.
    • 1653, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician Enlarged, Folio 2007, p. 201:
      Nep is generally used for women to procure their courses, being taken inwardly or outwardly, either alone or with other convenient herbs in a decoction to bathe them, of sit over the hot fumes thereof.

Etymology 2Edit

Perhaps a variant of nap for knap, from Middle English knep, kneppe, knappe, a conflation of Old English cnep, cnæp, cnæpp (top, knop, summit) and Old Norse knappr (knob), both from Proto-Germanic *knappaz, *knappô (knob), from Proto-Indo-European *gnebʰ- (to press, tighten), from Proto-Indo-European *gen- (to pinch, squeeze, bend, press together, ball). Compare also Old Norse hnappr (button). Related to knob.

NounEdit

nep (plural neps)

  1. (UK, dialect) A knot in a fibre of cotton.

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AinuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ne (interrogatory root) +‎ p (thing). See nekon, nen.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

nep (Kana spelling ネㇷ゚)

  1. (interrogative) what

Usage notesEdit

Less common in spoken language than hemanta.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Nepp.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /nɛp/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: nep
  • Rhymes: -ɛp

NounEdit

nep m (uncountable)

  1. imitation, fake

AdjectiveEdit

nep (comparative nepper, superlative nepst)

  1. fake, not real
  2. artificial, not natural

InflectionEdit

Some Dutch speakers may consider attributive use of this adjective informal. Thus, the inflected form neppe is not very commonly used in more formal language. In such language, the word is used more often in compounds formed by prefixing with nep-. The predicative and partitive forms are used normally.

Inflection of nep
uninflected nep
inflected neppe
comparative nepper
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial nep nepper het nepst
het nepste
indefinite m./f. sing. neppe neppere nepste
n. sing. nep nepper nepste
plural neppe neppere nepste
definite neppe neppere nepste
partitive neps neppers

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

nep

  1. Alternative form of nap (drinking bowl)