Aba edit

Noun edit

nie

  1. water

References edit

  • D. T. Tryon, Towards a Classification of Solomon Islands Languages

Afrikaans edit

Etymology edit

From Dutch niet, nie, from Middle Dutch niwet, niet, from Old Dutch *niowiht, niewiht.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ni/ (generally)
  • IPA(key): /‿i/ (commonly after a verb that ends in a consonant)
  • (file)

Adverb edit

nie

  1. not
    Hy kan nie Afrikaans praat nie.
    He can't speak Afrikaans.

Usage notes edit

Related terms edit

Alemannic German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German nio, from Old High German nio.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

nie

  1. never

Dutch edit

Etymology 1 edit

From niet, with dialectal end-t deletion and shortening of the ie-vowel.

Alternative forms edit

  • (standard) niet
  • (dialectal) ni

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

nie

  1. (dialectal) Alternative form of niet
Usage notes edit
  • While the spelling nie and the invariable use of the corresponding pronunciation are dialectal, the standard word niet is not rarely given the same pronunciation, particularly in fast speech.

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Dutch nie, from Old Dutch nie, from Proto-Germanic *ne *aiwaz. Cognate to German nie.

Equivalent to n- (n-) +‎ ie (ever) (from Middle Dutch ie, from Old Dutch io).

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

nie

  1. (obsolete) never
    Synonyms: nooit, nimmer, nooit ofte nimmer

French edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

nie

  1. inflection of nier:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German nio, from Old High German nio.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

nie

  1. never, never at all (referring to an indefinite period of time)
    Das ist nie passiert!That has never happened!
    Wir werden die Wahrheit wohl nie erfahren.We'll probably never know the truth.
  2. never, not once (referring to a defined period of time; see usage notes below)
    Synonyms: nicht, gar nicht, überhaupt nicht
    Er hat sich in zwei Wochen nie die Haare gewaschen.
    He never washed his hair for two weeks.

Usage notes edit

  • (not once): In English it is quite common to use the word “never” referring to a defined period of time: “I was waiting all night, but he never called.” German generally prefers, and often requires, to use nicht (not) in such contexts, possibly emphasized by another adverb such as gar or überhaupt: Ich habe den ganzen Abend gewartet, aber er hat (gar) nicht angerufen. Using nie is only possible if such a period of time is (unusually) long, as in the example sentence above.

Synonyms edit

Derived terms edit

See also edit

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Adverb immer meistens manchmal selten nie

Further reading edit

  • nie” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • nie” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • nie” in Duden online

Anagrams edit

Hunsrik edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German nio, from Old High German nio.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

nie

  1. never
    Ich hon das nie gesihn.
    I've never seen that.
    Du sollst das nie mache.
    You should never do that.

Further reading edit

Iu Mien edit

Etymology edit

From Chinese (MC nej).

Noun edit

nie 

  1. soil, dirt

Japanese edit

Romanization edit

nie

  1. Rōmaji transcription of にえ

Mandarin edit

Romanization edit

nie

  1. Nonstandard spelling of niē.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of nié.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of niě.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of niè.

Usage notes edit

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Masurian edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old Polish nie.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɲɛ]
  • Syllabification: nie

Particle edit

nie

  1. Negation particle; no, not

Further reading edit

  • Zofia Stamirowska (1987-2021), “nie”, in Anna Basara, editor, Słownik gwar Ostródzkiego, Warmii i Mazur, volume 4, Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich Wydawnictwo Polskiej Akademii Nauk, →ISBN, page 295-298

Northern Sami edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈnie̯/

Adverb edit

nie

  1. that, so (to that degree)
  2. like that, in the same way

Further reading edit

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002–2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology edit

From ni (nine).

Noun edit

nie f (definite singular nia, uncountable)

  1. a niner
    Synonym: niar

References edit

Anagrams edit

Old Polish edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *ne. First attested in the 14th century.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): (10th–15th CE) /ɲɛ(ː)/
  • IPA(key): (15th CE) /ɲɛ/, /ɲe/

Particle edit

nie

  1. negation particle; not, not

Verb edit

nie impf

  1. there is no

Descendants edit

  • Masurian: nie
  • Polish: nie
  • Silesian: niy, ńy; nie

References edit

Plautdietsch edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Low German nîe, nü̂we, from Old Saxon niuwi. Related to West Frisian nij, Dutch nieuw, German neu, English new, Swedish ny.

Adjective edit

nie

  1. new

Polish edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Old Polish nie. Doublet of a-.

Particle edit

nie

  1. Negation particle; no, not
    Antonym: tak

Verb edit

nie (defective verb)

  1. (Middle Polish) there is no
Related terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronoun edit

nie

  1. accusative singular of ono
  2. accusative plural of one
Usage notes edit

Used only with prepositions. See Appendix:Polish pronouns.

Trivia edit

According to Słownik frekwencyjny polszczyzny współczesnej (1990), nie is one of the most used words in Polish, appearing 395 times in scientific texts, 446 times in news, 1225 times in essays, 2061 times in fiction, and 3714 times in plays, each out of a corpus of 100,000 words, totaling 8341 times, making it the 5th most common word in a corpus of 500,000 words.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ Ida Kurcz (1990), “nie”, in Słownik frekwencyjny polszczyzny współczesnej [Frequency dictionary of the Polish language] (in Polish), volume 1, Kraków; Warszawa: Polska Akademia Nauk. Instytut Języka Polskiego, page 280

Further reading edit

  • nie in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • nie in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • nie”, in Słownik Polszczyzny XVI Wieku [A Dictionary of 16th Century Polish], 2010-2023
  • nie”, in Słownik Polszczyzny XVI Wieku [A Dictionary of 16th Century Polish], 2010-2023
  • NIE”, in Elektroniczny Słownik Języka Polskiego XVII i XVIII Wieku [Electronic Dictionary of the Polish Language of the XVII and XVIII Century], 15.02.2015
  • Samuel Bogumił Linde (1807–1814), “nie”, in Słownik języka polskiego
  • Aleksander Zdanowicz (1861), “nie”, in Słownik języka polskiego, Wilno 1861
  • J. Karłowicz, A. Kryński, W. Niedźwiedzki, editors (1904), “nie”, in Słownik języka polskiego (in Polish), volume 3, Warsaw, page 252

Sardinian edit

 
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Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nie m (plural nies)

  1. (Logudorese) Alternative form of nibe (snow)

Serbo-Croatian edit

Verb edit

nie

  1. Obsolete spelling of nije

Silesian edit

Etymology edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɲɛ/
  • Rhymes:
  • Syllabification: nie

Particle edit

nie

  1. Alternative form of niy.

Pronoun edit

nie

  1. accusative singular of ôno
  2. accusative plural of ône

Usage notes edit

Used only with prepositions.

Further reading edit

  • nie in silling.org