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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of nepte.

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

NounEdit

nep (plural neps)

  1. (Britain, dialectal) A knot in a fibre of cotton.

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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

This word is not commonly used as an attributive adjective; in fact, some Dutch speakers may consider such use informal. Thus, the inflected form neppe is not very commonly used. This 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)