See also: nuk-, Nûk, and ñuk

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *ne uka (not one), from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (one). Cognates include Latin unicus, Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐌽𐌰𐌷𐌰 (ainaha), Old High German einac, Old Church Slavonic инокъ (inokŭ, alone, only, single, sole). Alternatively, Orel proposes *nuka, composed of *nu (< Proto-Indo-European *ne, colored under the influence of the following labiovelar) and *ka (< Proto-Indo-European *kʷo- (*-kʷe), a pronomial stem); thus cognate to Latin neque (and not), Sanskrit नच (naca, and not), Gothic 𐌽𐌹𐌷 (nih, and not), Old Irish nach (and not).[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nuk

  1. Negates the meaning of the modified verb: not, don't
    Ky film nuk është i mirë.
    This movie isn't good.
    Ai nuk mban syze.
    He doesn't wear glasses.
    Synonym: s'

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “nuk”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 302

ChuukeseEdit

NounEdit

nuk

  1. stomach

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to archaic nucke (cunning, craft), ultimately from the root of neuken (to be annoying to). See also Icelandic hnykkja (to jerk).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /nʏk/
  • (file)

NounEdit

nuk f (plural nukken, diminutive nukje n)

  1. whim, impulse.

SynonymsEdit