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Definitions and meaning of no

no

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /nəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /noʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ
  • Homophones: know, noh

Etymology 1

From Middle English no, noo, na, a reduced form of none, noon, nan (none, not any) used before consonants (compare a to an), from Old English nān (none, not any), from Proto-West Germanic *nain, from Proto-Germanic *nainaz (not any, literally not one), equivalent to ne (not) +‎ a. Cognate with Scots nae (no, not any, none), Old Frisian nān, nēn ("no, not any, none"), Saterland Frisian naan, neen (no, not any, none), North Frisian nian (no, not any, none), Old Dutch nēn ("no, not any, none"; > Dutch neen (no)), Old Norse neinn (no, not any, none). Compare also Old Saxon nigēn ("not any"; > Low German nen), Old Dutch nehēn (Middle Dutch negheen/negeen, Dutch geen), West Frisian gjin, Old High German nihein (> German kein). More at no, one.

Determiner

no

  1. Not any.
    Antonyms: any, some
  2. Hardly any.
    Antonyms: quite, some
  3. Not any possibility or allowance of (doing something).
  4. Not (a); not properly, not really; not fully.
Derived terms
Translations

See no/translations § Determiner.

See also
  • Yes and no on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

From Middle English no, na, from Old English , (no, not, not ever, never), from Proto-Germanic *nai (never), *nē (not), from Proto-Indo-European *ne, *nē, *nēy (negative particle), equivalent to Old English ne (not) + ā, ō (ever, always). Cognate with Scots na (no), Saterland Frisian noa (no), West Frisian (no), West Frisian nea (never), Dutch nee (no), Low German nee (no), German nie (never), dialectal German (no), Danish nej (no), Swedish nej (no), Icelandic nei (no). More at nay.

Adverb

no (not comparable)

  1. (Except in Scotland, now only used with different, with comparatives more and less, and informally with certain other adjectives such as good and fun) Not, not at all.
    • 1725, Daniel Defoe, An essay on the history and reality of apparitions
      AS the Devil is not so Black as he is Painted, so neither does he appear in so many Shapes as we make for him; we Dress him up in more Suits of Cloaths, and more Masquerade Habits, than ever he wore; and I question much, if he was to see the Pictures and Figures which we call Devil, whether he would know himself by some of them or no.

Particle

no

  1. Used to show disagreement or negation.
    Synonyms: nay, nope
    Antonyms: yes, yea, aye, maybe
  2. Used to show agreement with a negative question.
    Synonyms: nah, nay, nope
  3. (colloquial) Used together with an affirmative word or phrase to show agreement.
Descendants

Preposition

no

  1. without
  2. like
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:no
Coordinate terms
  • (expression of negation): way
Derived terms
Translations

See no/translations § Particle.

Noun

no (plural noes or nos)

  1. a negating expression; an answer that shows disagreement or disapproval
  2. a vote not in favor, or opposing a proposition
Synonyms
  • nope
  • nay
Antonyms
  • yes
  • yea
  • aye
Translations

See no/translations § Noun.

Etymology 3

Variant of No., from the scribal abbreviation for Latin numero (in number, to the number of).

Adverb

no (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of No.

Noun

no (plural nos)

  1. Alternative form of No.

References

  • no at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • -on, ON, ON., on, on-

Asturian

Etymology

From a contraction of the preposition en (in) + neuter singular article lo (the).

Contraction

no n (masculine nel, feminine na, masculine plural nos, feminine plural nes)

  1. in the

Awa (New Guinea)

Noun

no

  1. water

References

  • The Papuan Languages of New Guinea (1986, →ISBN

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan no, non, from Latin nōn.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈno/

Interjection

no

  1. no (negation; commonly used to respond negatively to a question)

Adverb

no

  1. not, main negation marker
    Antonym:

Derived terms

  • no-res
  • si més no

See also

  • pas

Further reading

  • “no” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “no” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “no” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “no” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Cebuano

Alternative forms

  • (slang) noh

Etymology

From Spanish no.

Interjection

no

  1. indicating surprise at, or requesting confirmation of, some new information; to express skepticism
  2. indicating that what was just said was obvious and unnecessary; contrived incredulity

Czech

Etymology

Short for ano (yes).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈno]

Interjection

no

  1. well, why

Adverb

no

  1. certainly, indeed, of course
  2. yeah, yep

Further reading

  • no in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • no in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dimasa

Noun

no

  1. home

Dumbea

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /noː/

Noun

no

  1. mosquito

References

  • Leenhardt, M. (1946) Langues et dialectes de l'Austro-Mèlanèsie. Cited in: "ⁿDuᵐbea" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.
  • Shintani, T.L.A. & Païta, Y. (1990) Dictionnaire de la langue de Païta, Nouméa: Sociéte d'etudes historiques de Nouvelle-Calédonie. Cited in: "Drubea" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /no/
  • Hyphenation: no

Noun

no (accusative singular no-on, plural no-oj, accusative plural no-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter N.

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) litero; a, bo, co, ĉo, do, e, fo, go, ĝo, ho, ĥo, i, jo, ĵo, ko, lo, mo, no, o, po, ro, so, ŝo, to, u, ŭo, vo, zo

Ewe

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /no/

Noun

no

  1. breast

Verb

no

  1. to drink
  2. to suck

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈno/, [ˈno̞]
  • Rhymes: -o
  • Syllabification: no

Interjection

no

  1. well!

Anagrams

  • -on, on

French

Alternative forms

  • ,

Noun

no m

  1. Abbreviation of numéro (number).

Anagrams

  • on

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin nōn.

Adverb

no

  1. no
    Antonym:

Galician

Etymology 1

From contraction of preposition en (in) + masculine article o (the)

Contraction

no m (feminine na, masculine plural nos, feminine plural nas)

  1. in the

Etymology 2

From a mutation of o.

Pronoun

no m (accusative)

  1. Alternative form of o (him)
Usage notes

The n- forms of accusative third-person pronouns are used when the preceding word ends in -u or a diphthong, and are suffixed to the preceding word.

Related terms

Guinea-Bissau Creole

Etymology

From Portuguese nós. Cognate with Kabuverdianu nu.

Pronoun

no

  1. we

Hawaiian

Preposition

no

  1. for, belonging to, from

Usage notes

  • Used for possessions that are inherited, out of personal control, and for things that can be got into (houses, clothes, cars), while na is used for acquired possessions.

Hone

Noun

no

  1. husband

Further reading

  • Anne Storch, Hone, in Coding Participant Marking: Construction Types in Twelve African Languages, edited by Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal

Ido

Etymology

Borrowed from English noFrench nonItalian noSpanish no. Paronym to ne.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /no/

Interjection

no

  1. no
    Antonym: yes

Interlingua

Adverb

no

  1. no

Noun

no (plural nos)

  1. no

Italian

Etymology

From Latin nōn.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes:

Adverb

no

  1. no
    Antonym:
  2. not
  3. (by ellipsis) Used to replace negated nouns or adjectives; non-, not
    Synonym: meno
  4. Used at the end of a sentence as a sort of tag question or to emphasize a statement; isn't it so, right
    Synonyms: nevvero, neh

Related terms

See also

  • non

Japanese

Romanization

no

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kalasha

Etymology

From Sanskrit नव (nava).

Numeral

no

  1. nine; 9

Kikuyu

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɔ/

Particle

no

  1. (it is) only
    Gĩkũrũ kĩega no kĩratina. - The only good old thing is a sausage tree fruit (for fermenting muratina).
    Mũndũ ũtathiaga oigaga no nyina ũrugaga wega. - One who does not travel says only his/her mother's cooking is good.

Conjunction

no

  1. but
    Mĩano ndĩtukanagio no kanua. - The diviner's gourds do not get confused, but a mouth does.

References


Ladin

Etymology

From Latin non.

Adverb

no

  1. not
  2. no

Ladino

Adverb

no (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling נו‎)

  1. not

Interjection

no (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling נו‎)

  1. no

Lashi

Etymology 1

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-nak (black, evil). Cognates include Burmese နက် (nak) and Tibetan སྣག (snag).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /no/, [nɔ̃ʔ]

Adjective

no

  1. black

Etymology 2

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /no/, /nɔ/

Adverb

no

  1. early

References

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[1], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis).

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *snāō, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)neh₂- (to flow, to swim). Cognate with Ancient Greek νάω (náō).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /noː/
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /no/, [nɔ]

Verb

(present infinitive nāre, perfect active nāvī); first conjugation, no passive, no supine stem

  1. to swim
  2. to float
  3. (poetic) to sail, flow, fly, etc.
  4. (of the eyes of drunken persons) to swim
    • (Can we date this quote by Lucr. and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?) iii. 479.
      Cum vini vis penetravit,
      Consequitur gravitas membrorum, præpediuntur
      Crura vacillanti, tardescit lingua, madet mens,
      Nant oculi, clamor, sigultis, jurgia gliscunt. --
      When once the force of wine hath inly pierst,
      Limbes-heavinesse is next, legs faine would goe,
      But reeling cannot, tongue drawles, mindes disperst,
      Eyes swime, ciries, hickups, brables grow.

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • enō
  • nāns, nantis (swimming, floating)
  • nāns, nantis f (a swimmer)
    Greges nantium.
    Swimming fowl. (geese, ducks etc.; literally means groups of swimming ones)
  • natō
  • nāre sine cortice (to do without a guardian, literally to swim without corks)
  • nāre per aestatem liquidam (to fly, literally to swim through cloudless summer)

References

  • no in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • no in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.

Latvian

Etymology

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

Preposition

no

  1. from
  2. out of
  3. for
  4. of
  5. with

Lombard

Adverb

no

  1. Alternative spelling of .

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German nāh, from Proto-Germanic *nēhw.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /noː/
    • Rhymes: -oː

Preposition

no (+ dative)

  1. after (in time)
  2. after (in a sequence)
  3. according to
  4. to, towards (a direction)

Derived terms

  • no an no

Adjective

no (masculine noen, neuter not, comparative méi no, superlative am noosten or am nächsten)

  1. nearby, near, nigh
  2. close, closely related

Declension


Middle Dutch

Conjunction

  1. Alternative form of noch

Further reading

  • “no (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “no (II)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page II

Mòcheno

Etymology

From Middle High German nāch, from Old High German nāh. Cognate with Cimbrian and German nach; see there for more.

Preposition

no

  1. (+ dative) after

Derived terms

  • nomitto

References

  • “no” in Cimbrian, Ladin, Mòcheno: Getting to know 3 peoples. 2015. Servizio minoranze linguistiche locali della Provincia autonoma di Trento, Trento, Italy.

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

  • , nu

Adverb

no

  1. (obsolete) now (this very moment)

Usage notes

Part of the "Nazi reform" of 1941, made during Norwegian occupation by Germany. Almost exclusively used in texts made under occupation, and not generally considered a part of the official Bokmål chronology.


Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Norse . Akin to English now.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nuː/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun

no n (definite singular noet, indefinite plural no, definite plural noa)

  1. moment; point in time

Adverb

no

  1. now

Interjection

no

  1. used when finding something out; when being irritated

Derived terms

  • noverande

References

  • “no” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Notsi

Particle

no

  1. plural marker

Further reading

  • Language Complexity: Typology, Contact, Change, edited by Matti Miestamo, Kaius Sinnemäki, Fred Karlsson

Novial

Particle

no

  1. no
    Antonym: yes

Old English

Etymology

ne +‎ ā

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /noː/

Adverb

  1. Alternative form of

Old Irish

Conjunction

no

  1. Alternative spelling of

Old Occitan

Alternative forms

  • non

Etymology

From Latin non.

Adverb

no

  1. no
    Antonym: oc

Descendants

  • Catalan: no
  • Occitan: non

Pali

Alternative forms

Etymology 1

From Sanskrit नः (naḥ, us).

Pronoun

no

  1. accusative/instrumental/genitive/dative plural of ahaṃ (us)

Etymology 2

From Sanskrit नो (no, and not)

Particle

no

  1. surely not
  2. indeed not
Usage notes

Sometimes reinforced by na (not)

Derived terms
  • no ce (unless)
  • noce (unless)

Etymology 3

Emphatic form of nu (then, now)

Particle

no

  1. indeed, then, now

References

Pali Text Society, editor (1921-1925) , “no”, in Pali-English Dictionary, London: Chipstead


Papiamentu

Etymology

From Portuguese não and Spanish no and Kabuverdianu nau.

Adverb

no

  1. no
  2. not

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɔ/

Etymology 1

From ano, from Old Polish a ono. Compare Slovak no, Czech no.

Interjection

no

  1. (colloquial) yeah, yep
  2. (colloquial) Filled pause.

Etymology 2

From Old Polish jéno (only) (compare dialectal ino).

Particle

no

  1. (colloquial) Emphatic particle used with imperatives.
    • 1841, Józef Ignacy Kraszewski, Szkice obyczajowe i historyczne, page 171
      ... wróciwszy z kluczem na posłanie. — Niech mnie licho porwie, jeśli cię puszczę — musisz zostać z nami. — O! figle! no! no! daj no klucza, rzekł śmiejąc się Alexy, daj no, serce, klucza! daj! Daj pokój zartom, dobranoc wam — No! daj klucza !

Further reading

  • no in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • no in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal, Brazil) IPA(key): /nu/
  • Homophone: nu
  • Hyphenation: no
  • Rhymes: -u

Etymology 1

From Old Portuguese no, clipping of eno, from en (in) + o (the).

Contraction

no m (plural nos, feminine na, feminine plural nas)

  1. Contraction of em o (in the).
    • 2003, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix, Rocco, page 546:
      Está na hora de testarmos os nossos talentos no mundo real, você não acha?
      It's time to test our talents in the real world, don't you think?
Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:no.

Etymology 2

Pronoun

no

  1. Alternative form of o (third-person masculine singular objective pronoun) used as an enclitic following a verb form ending in a nasal vowel or diphthong
Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:no.


Rohingya

Alternative forms

  • 𐴕𐴡(no) - Hanifi Rohingya script

Etymology

From Sanskrit नवन् (navan, nine).

Numeral

no (Hanifi spelling 𐴕𐴡)

  1. nine

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɔ(ː)/, /no/

Interjection

no

  1. well!

Scottish Gaelic

Alternative forms

  • air neo, neo

Etymology

From Old Irish , , from Proto-Celtic *now- (compare Welsh neu and Old Breton nou).

Conjunction

no

  1. or
  2. nor

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *no, *nu (Russian но (no), ну (nu)), from Proto-Balto-Slavic (Lithuanian nu), from Proto-Indo-European *nu (now), (Latin nun-c, Ancient Greek νῦν (nûn)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /no/

Conjunction

no (Cyrillic spelling но)

  1. (after a comparative, regional, dated, expressively) than (=nȅgo, ȍd)
    → (= modern)
  2. (denoting exclusion) but, however

Etymology 2

From Japanese ().

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nôː/

Noun

 m (Cyrillic spelling но̑)

  1. (theater) noh

Etymology 3

From the conjunction no.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /no/

Particle

no (Cyrillic spelling но)

  1. (in a dialog, when responding to the interlocutor) damn right!, you bet! very much so!

References

  • “no” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • “no” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • “no” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Shabo

Verb

no

  1. go

Siane

Noun

no

  1. water

References

  • The Papuan Languages of New Guinea (1986, →ISBN

Spanish

Etymology 1

From Old Spanish non, from Latin nōn (compare Catalan no, Galician non, French non, Italian no, Portuguese não, Romanian nu).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /no/

Adverb

no

  1. no
  2. not

Derived terms

Alternative forms
  • non (archaic)

Interjection

¿no?

  1. eh? (used as a tag question, to emphasise what goes before or to request that the listener express an opinion about what has been said)
Derived terms
  • nonada

Noun

no m (plural noes)

  1. no

Etymology 2

Contracted form of Latin numero, ablative singular of numerus (number).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnumeɾo/

Noun

no m (plural nos)

  1. Abbreviation of número.; no.
Alternative forms
  • , No., no.

References

  • “no” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English no.

Adverb

no

  1. not

Derived terms

  • nogat

Vietnamese

Etymology

From Proto-Vietic *ɗɔː (satiated); cognate with Arem /dɑː/.

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [nɔ˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [nɔ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [nɔ˧˧]

Adjective

no • (奴, 𩛂) (phonemic reduplicative no no)

  1. full (of the stomach)
    Antonym: đói
  2. (archaic) full; complete
  3. (chemistry, of a solution) saturated
  4. (chemistry, of an organic compound) saturated

Usage notes

  • In modern usages, no only refers to the stomach being full, or by extension, a person having had enough to eat.

Derived terms


Walloon

Etymology

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

Noun

no m (plural nos)

  1. name

West Frisian

Adverb

no

  1. now

Derived terms

  • notiid

Further reading

  • “no”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Interjection

no

  1. eh, isn't it, true (at end of declarative sentence, forms question to prompt listener's agreement)

Further reading

  • “no”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Westrobothnian

Pronunciation 1

  • IPA(key): /nuː/, /nouː/, /nɔuː/, /nɒuː/
    Rhymes: -úː
    (ð-dropping) Rhymes: -úː, -úːð

Etymology 1

From Middle Low German nouwen.

Verb

no (preterite noä or nodd, supine nodt)

  1. (intransitive) to be of harm; to be damaging
  2. (intransitive) to suffer, to lack something
    Han no int
    “He suffers not”: There is no emergency for him.

Etymology 2

From Old Norse nóg, nógr, gnógr, from Proto-Germanic *ganōgaz.

Adverb

no

  1. enough, sufficient
  2. probably
  3. (interverbal) yet, indeed
Derived terms
Related terms
  • nögd

Etymology 3

From Old Norse nói m (small vessel); compare Norwegian no m (vessel made of a hollowed log), Armenian նո (no, small vessel). The pronunciation of the verb with duosyllabic accent might be taken from the verb phrase, as verb phrases often use duosyllabic accent, and most similar verbs otherwise have monsyllabic accent; compare bo (dwell) and li (scythe).

Noun

no m

  1. trough
  2. trench

Pronunciation 2

  • IPA(key): /²nuː/ (example of pronunciation)
    Rhymes: -ùː
    (ð-dropping) Rhymes: -ùː, -ùːð

Verb

no (preterite noä)

  1. (transitive, particle båhtti) to make hollow, hollow out

References

  • Rietz, Johan Ernst, “NO”, in Svenskt dialektlexikon: ordbok öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects] (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867, page 470

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a negative reply or vote.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)