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N
See also: ?, ?, ?, and Appendix:Variations of "n"

Translingual

Etymology

From the old Latin N, from the Greek ? (nu), from an archaic reversed Greek N, from the Phoenician symbol ?; possibly from an earlier Egyptian hieroglyph of a resting Egyptian cobra,
D
(?).

Letter

n (upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  2. in Romanization:
    1. of the Hebrew ? \ ?("nun", "n?n") in the Common Israeli, Hebrew Academy (1953 and 2006), and ISO 259 transliteration schemes
    2. of the Hebrew ("nun", "n?n z?q") in the Common Israeli transliteration scheme

Synonyms

  • (Romanization of , "nun", "n?n z?q"): nn (in the Hebrew Academy (1953 and 2006) and ISO 259 transliteration schemes)

Related terms

Further reading

Pronunciation

  • (file)

Symbol

n

  1. (IPA) voiced alveolar nasal.
  2. (statistics) Sample size.
  3. (physics) neutron
  4. (mathematics) An arbitrary natural number.

Gallery

See also

Other representations of N:

Further reading


English

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

(file)

Letter

n (lower case, upper case N, plural n's)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the English alphabet, called en and written in the Latin script.
See also

Number

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. The ordinal number fourteenth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called en and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • n. (noun, neuter (gender), north):
  • N (north):

Noun

n

  1. north
  2. (grammar) noun
  3. (grammar) neuter gender
  4. (organic chemistry) normal
  5. Neutral
  6. No
  7. Shortening of and, used in set phrases like rock-n-roll.
Translations

Aromanian

Preposition

n

  1. Alternative form of ãn

Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

Letter

n lower case (upper case N)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Bambara

Pronoun

n

  1. I

Basque

Pronunciation

Letter

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Basque alphabet, called ene and written in the Latin script.

See also


Chinese

Pronunciation

Numeral

n

  1. Alternative spelling of N

Dutch

Pronunciation

Letter

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • Previous letter: m
  • Next letter: o

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Egyptian

Etymology 1

Cognate with Central Atlas Tamazight n ("of"), Hebrew (l?-, "to, for, of"), Arabic (li-, "to, for, belonging to").[1]

Pronunciation

 

Preposition

n
  1. to, for (dative)
  2. in the direction of, towards
  3. (of time) for, until
  4. because of
  5. used idiomatically with certain verbs
Inflection
Alternative forms

Before a noun it can be written thus:

This should not be confused with the negative particle, which is written identically.

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

Adjective

n
  1. Abbreviation of nj ("of, belonging to (genitival adjective)").

Etymology 3

Pronunciation

Pronoun

n
Z2

 pl 1. enclitic ('dependent') pronoun

  1. we, us (see usage notes)
Usage notes

This form of pronoun is an enclitic that must directly follow the word it modifies. Its meaning depends on its context:

  • When it follows a verb, it indicates the object of the verb.
  • In the second and third person when it follows an adjective, it forms the subject of an adjectival sentence.
  • When it follows a relative adjective, such as ntj, ntt, or js?, it indicates the subject of the relative clause (usually only in the first person singular and third person common).
  • When it follows an imperative, it indicates the object of the verb.
  • When it follows a particle like m.k, it indicates the subject of the clause.
  • When attached to a preposition, it indicates the object of the preposition.
Inflection
Alternative forms

References

  • James P[eter] Allen (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ->ISBN.
  • Faulkner, Raymond (1962) A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford: Griffith Institute, ->ISBN
  • Junge, Friedrich (2005) Late Egyptian Grammar: An Introduction, second English edition, Oxford: Griffith Institute, page 77
  1. ^ Hoch, James (1997) Middle Egyptian Grammar, Mississauga: Benben Publications, ->ISBN, page 15
  2. ^ Loprieno, Antonio (1995) Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ->ISBN, page 47

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Letter

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called no and written in the Latin script.

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Estonian

Estonian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia et

Pronunciation

Letter

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Estonian alphabet, called enn and written in the Latin script.

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Faroese

Pronunciation

Letter

n (upper case N)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also


Finnish

Pronunciation

Letter

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called än or en and written in the Latin script.

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French

Pronunciation

Letter

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the French alphabet, written in the Latin script.
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L'Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Chapter I:
      Avec ces propos et d'autres semblables, le pauvre gentilhomme perdait le jugement. Il passait les nuits et se donnait la torture pour les comprendre, pour les approfondir, pour leur tirer le sens des entrailles, ce qu'Aristote lui-même n'aurait pu faire, s'il fût ressuscité tout exprès pour cela.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
      With these passages and other similar ones, the poor gentleman lost his judgement. He spent his nights and tortured himself to understand them, to consider them more deeply, to take from them their deepest meaning, which Aristotle himself would not have been able to do, had he been resurrected for that very purpose.

Fula

Pronunciation

Letter

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. A letter of the Fula alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

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German

Pronunciation

Article

n

  1. Nonstandard form of 'n.
    • 1984, Wolfdietrich Schnurre, Ein Unglücksfall: Roman, page 172:
      ,,Hat uns vorhin so n Mensch von der Dingsbums gebracht." ,,Von der Kultusgemeinde." Avrom hebt zwinkernd die Augen vom Buch; er lächelt. Muß ne anrührende Stelle gewesen sein, was er da grade liest. ,,Was heißt ,so n Mensch'."
    • 1999, Regula Schmidlin, Wie Deutschschweizer Kinder schreiben und erzählen lernen:
      [...] also die Geschichte hab ich genannt (äh) die Froschsuche weil da war so n Junge und mit em Hund und die haben dauernd ihren Frosch immer angeguckt im Wasser und dann einmal in der Nacht is er weggehüpft [...]
    • 2012, Gustav Falke, Die Kinder Aus Ohlsens Gang, page 92:
      »Wenn ick de jungen Lüd nich harr und de Kinner - so n Mann, Herr Lehrer, so n Mann! aber ick hev en nu. He schall mi mol Muck seggn. Rut smiet ick em.« »Das lassen Sie nur lieber nach, Frau Krahnstöver. [...] «
    • 2014, Manuel Mayer, Schwule Akten: Fußballstar und Tennisprofi geoutet (Himmelstürmer Verlag), page 58:
      Und da Sex Sponsoren anzieht, würde so n Kerl ein so großes Medienecho hervorrufen, sodass wir noch Jahrhunderte davon hören würden ...

Gothic

Romanization

n

  1. Romanization of ?

Guinea-Bissau Creole

Etymology

From African origin. Cognate with Kabuverdianu n.

Pronoun

n

  1. I (first person singular)

Haitian Creole

Etymology

Contraction of nou, from French nous.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

n

  1. Contraction of nou.

Haruai

Pronoun

n

  1. I

References

  • Jef Verschueren, Pragmatics at Issue: Selected Papers (1991, ->ISBN
  • Bernard Comrie, Maria Polinsky, Causatives and Transitivity (1993, ->ISBN, page 317: Haruai has a serial verb construction, in which all verbs but the last take no inflections whatsoever (the only instance in Haruai where a verb can appear inflectionless), as in (3): n dw röbö p-n-a I go water get-FUT(-1SG)-DEC

Hungarian

Pronunciation

Letter

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called enn and written in the Latin script.
  2. character as a unit of measurement (one of the basic elements making up a text file or string)
    Synonyms: karakter, leütés, bet?hely

Declension

Possessive forms of n
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. n-em n-jeim
2nd person sing. n-ed n-jeid
3rd person sing. n-je n-jei
1st person plural n-ünk n-jeink
2nd person plural n-etek n-jeitek
3rd person plural n-jük n-jeik

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Icelandic

Pronunciation

Letter

n (upper case N)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Icelandic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also


Ido

Pronunciation

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /n/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ne/

Letter

n (upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Indonesian

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /n/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /?n/

Letter

n (upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Indonesian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

Etymology 2

From English n ("shortening of and").

Conjunction

n

  1. (text messaging, slang) Abbreviation of dan.

Synonyms


Italian

Noun

n m or f (invariable)

  1. See under N

Japanese

Romanization

n

  1. R?maji transcription of ?
  2. R?maji transcription of ?

Kabuverdianu

Etymology

From African origin.

Pronoun

n

  1. I (first person singular)

Ladin

Article

n

  1. a (+ masculine noun)

See also


Latvian

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia lv

Etymology

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. M?lenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation

Letter

N

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Latvian alphabet, called en and written in the Latin script.

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Livonian

Pronunciation

Letter

n (upper case N)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Malay

Letter

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also


Maltese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /n/
  • IPA(key): /m/ (by assimilation to a following labial)
  • IPA(key): /n/, [?] (by assimilation to a following velar)

Letter

n (upper case N)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Maltese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mandarin

Romanization

n

  1. Nonstandard spelling of ?.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of ?.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ?.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /en:/, /?n:/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /n/, (in rn) /?/, (in ng and nk) /?/
  • (file)

Letter

n

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Portuguese

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

Letter

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

Adverb

n

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of não ("not").

Noun

n m (plural n)

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of não ("no").

Interjection

n

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of não ("no").

Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called en, ne, or and written in the Latin script.

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Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

Letter

n (Cyrillic spelling ?)

  1. The 19th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet, preceded by m and followed by nj.

Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

Letter

n (upper case N)

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Spanish

Pronunciation

Letter

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Turkish

Letter

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called ne and written in the Latin script.

See also


Turkmen

Pronunciation

Letter

n (upper case N)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called en and written in the Latin script.

See also


Xhosa

n (lower case,upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Xhosa alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Yoruba

Pronoun

n

  1. Alternative form of mo ("I") (used in negative or future sentences, or with )

Particle

?

  1. Marks the imperfective aspect, for actions that are not completed.

Zulu

Letter

n (lower case, upper case N)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also


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