See also: núm, num., Num., and núm.

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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

num (plural nums)

  1. Abbreviation of number.
  2. (grammar) Abbreviation of numeral.

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

The accusative singular masculine form of the pronominal stem na-, from Proto-Indo-European *nū (now). Compare with its feminine form Latin nam, as in cumquam, tumtam. Compare the interjection (truly, verily, really, indeed).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

num

  1. now (only in the phrase, etiam num)
  2. (in a direct question) a particle expecting a negation
    Num Sparta insula est? — Non est insula.
    What, is Sparta an island? — No, it's not.
  3. (in an indirect question) whether

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • num in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • num in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • num” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • morning, noon, evening, night: tempus matutīnum, meridianum, vespertinum, nocturnum

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

num

  1. rafsi of nurma.

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

num m (oblique plural nuns, nominative singular nuns, nominative plural num)

  1. Alternative form of nom

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

ContractionEdit

num m (plural nuns, feminine numa, feminine plural numas)

  1. Contraction of em um (in a).
    • 2003, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Rocco, page 400:
      Não devia estar num quarto particular?
      Shouldn't he be in a private room?

Usage NotesEdit

The contraction is never obligatory and sometimes avoided in formal written Brazilian Portuguese.[1]

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:num.

Etymology 2Edit

AdverbEdit

num (not comparable)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of não.
    • 1871, Júlio César Machado, Da Loucura e das Manias em Portugal, Estudos Humoristicos, Livraria de A. M. Pereira, page 18:
      Eu num estou doido [] !
      I'm not crazy [] !
QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:num.

ReferencesEdit


RomanschEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nōmen, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥ (name).

NounEdit

num m (plural nums)

  1. name