no

Hello, you have come here looking for the meaning of the word no. In DICTIOUS you will not only get to know all the dictionary meanings for the word no, but we will also tell you about its etymology, its characteristics and you will know how to say no in singular and plural. Everything you need to know about the word no you have here. The definition of the word no will help you to be more precise and correct when speaking or writing your texts. Knowing the definition ofno, as well as those of other words, enriches your vocabulary and provides you with more and better linguistic resources.

Translingual

Symbol

no

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-1 language code for Norwegian.

English

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

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
    There is no water left.
    No hot dogs were sold yesterday.
    No phones were at the store.
    No two people are the same..
    There was no score at the end of the first period. (The score was 0-0.)
  2. Hardly any.
    Antonyms: quite, some
    We'll be finished in no time at all.
    Fifty pounds for this is no money, really.
  3. Not any possibility or allowance of (doing something).
    No smoking
    There's no stopping her once she gets going.
  4. Not (a); not properly, not really; not fully.
    My mother's no fool.
    Working nine to five every day is no life.
Derived terms
Translations
See also

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. (with following adjective) not, not at all
    1. Used before different, before comparatives with more and less, and idiomatically before other comparatives.
      It is a less physical kind of torture, but no less gruesome.
      You’re no better than a common thief.
      look no further than one's nose
      This is no different from what we've been doing all along.
    2. (informal) Used idiomatically before certain other adjectives.
      This thing is no good.
      The teacher’s decision was no fair.
  2. (without adjective, now Scotland, informal) not
    I just want to find out whether she's coming or no.
    • 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, negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition.
    Synonyms: nay, nope
    Antonyms: yes, yea, aye, maybe
    No, you are mistaken.
    No, you may not watch television now.
    David, no!
  2. Used to show agreement with a negative question.
    Synonyms: nah, nay, nope
    "Don’t you like milk?" "No" (i.e., "No, I don’t like milk.")
  3. (colloquial) Used together with an affirmative word or phrase to show agreement.
    No, totally.
    No, yeah, that's exactly right.
    "Wow!" "Yeah, no, it was really awful!"
Descendants
  • American Sign Language: H^[email protected] Flatten

Preposition

no

  1. without
  2. like
  3. (colloquial, usually humorous) not, does not, do not, etc.
Synonyms
Coordinate terms
  • (Expression of negation): way
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

no (plural noes or nos)

  1. a negating expression; an answer that shows disagreement, denial, refusal, or disapproval
    • 1994, Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore, “All Good Things...”, in Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 7, episode 25-26:
      Q: I'll answer any ten questions that call for a yes or a no.
  2. a vote not in favor, or opposing a proposition
    The workers voted on whether to strike, and there were thirty "yeses" and two "nos".
Synonyms
Antonyms
Translations

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.

See also

References

  • no at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams


Ainu

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Particle

no (Kana spelling )

  1. Adverbialising particle; -ly, ing
    asirinew
    asiri nonewly
    pirikagood
    pirika nowell
    nukarato see
    nukara no anseeing (literally, “being seeing”)
    opittaall
    opitta no okayall (literally, “being all”)

Etymology 2

Particle

no (Kana spelling )

  1. Alternative form of ro

Alemannic German

Etymology

Related to German noch.

Pronunciation

Adverb

no

  1. still, yet
    Bisch no do?Are you still here?
  2. eventually (at an unknown time in the future)
    Er chunt scho no.He will come eventually.
  3. (only) just; barely (by a small margin)
    Sii hät grad no so gwunne.She just barely won.
  4. (with comparative) even
    Das isch sogar no schönner.This is even prettier.

Usage notes

  • (eventually): Often used together with an antecedent scho.
  • (just; barely): In this sense always used together with an antecedent grad.
  • (even): It can be used together with an antecedent sogar for amplification.

Particle

no

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

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

Atong (India)

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Verb

no- (Bengali script নো)

  1. to say

Etymology 2

From Hindi नौ (nau).

Numeral

no (Bengali script নো)

  1. nine
Synonyms

References


Awa (New Guinea)

Noun

no

  1. water

References

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

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Catalan no, from Latin nōn.

Pronunciation

Interjection

no

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

Adverb

no

  1. not, main negation marker
    No tinc diners. No, I do not have money.
    No facis això. No, don't do that.
    Antonyms: , hoc

Derived terms

See also

Further reading


Cebuano

Alternative forms

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

Interjection

no

  1. well, why
    No ne!Well, I never!

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

Noun

no

  1. mosquito

References


Esperanto

Pronunciation

Noun

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

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

See also


Ewe

Pronunciation

Noun

no

  1. breast

Verb

no

  1. to drink
  2. to suck

Fala

Etymology

From Old Portuguese non, from Latin nōn (not); probably influenced by Spanish no.

Pronunciation

Adverb

no

  1. Alternative form of non (no, not)

References

  • Valeš, Miroslav (2021) Diccionariu de A Fala: lagarteiru, mañegu, valverdeñu [Fala Dictionary]‎, CIDLeS, →ISBN, page 209

Finnish

Etymology

Similar interjections can be found in other Finnic languages (compare Estonian no, noh, Ingrian no, Karelian no, Livonian no, noh, Ludian no, Votic no) and possibly also in other Uralic languages (compare Komi-Zyrian но (no), Udmurt но (no)). Compare also to those found in neighboring Indo-European languages (such as Swedish , Latvian nu, Russian ну (nu)), which may all trace back as far as Proto-Indo-European *nu. SSA concludes that the interjection is probably part original and part foreign.

Pronunciation

Interjection

no

  1. well! (to acknowledge a situation; encouragement to answer or react; expressing the overcoming of reluctance to say something; exclamation of indignance)
    No sepä mukavaa!Well, that’s nice.
    No kai meidän sitten pitää käydä katsomassa.Well I guess we have to go look then.
    No, mikset mennyt juhliin?Well, why didn't you go to the party?
    Siellä oli, no, aika tylsää.It was, well, pretty boring there.
    No, et sinä nyt noin voi käyttäytyä!Well! You can't behave like that!

References

  1. ^ Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000) Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words]‎ (in Finnish), , Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN

Anagrams


French

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

no m

  1. Abbreviation of numéro (number).

Anagrams


Friulian

Etymology

From Latin nōn.

Adverb

no

  1. no
    Antonym:

Fula

Etymology

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

Adverb

no

  1. how?

Galician

Etymology 1

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

Pronunciation

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

Garo

Noun

no

  1. younger sister

Synonyms


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

Interjection

no

  1. no
    Antonym: yes

Ingrian

Etymology 1

Cognate with Finnish no and Estonian no. It is uncertain whether this word is natively Finnic or a borrowing from an Indo-European language (compare Russian ну (nu) and Swedish ).

Pronunciation

Interjection

no

  1. well

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Russian но (no).

Pronunciation

Conjunction

no

  1. but
    • 1936, L. G. Terehova; V. G. Erdeli, Mihailov and P. I. Maksimov, transl., Geografia: oppikirja iƶoroin alkușkoulun kolmatta klaassaa vart (ensimäine osa), Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-Pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 5:
      No määmmä tunniin, toisen, a laageria ei oo.
      But we walk for an hour, another, and the camp isn't there.
Synonyms
See also

References

  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 343

Interlingua

Adverb

no

  1. no
    No, ille non travalia hodie.No, he is not working today.

Noun

no (plural nos)

  1. no
    Illa time audir un no.She is afraid of hearing no.

Italian

Etymology 1

From Latin nōn.

Pronunciation

Adverb

no

  1. no
    Antonym:
    dire di noto say no
  2. not
    Vieni o no?Are you coming or not?
    Perché no?Why not?
  3. (by ellipsis) Used to replace negated nouns or adjectives; non-, not
    Synonym: meno
    cattolici e noCatholics and non-Catholics
    prodotti nuovi e nonew and not new products
  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
    Te l'ho già detto, no?I already told you, right?
Related terms
See also

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Japanese (, literally skill, talent).

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

no m (invariable)

  1. Noh (a type of Japanese drama)

Etymology 3

Borrowed from English no.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /no/°
  • Rhymes: -o
  • Hyphenation: no
  • Unlike the above words, this word is unstressed and never triggers syntactic gemination in the following word.

Determiner

no (invariable)

  1. no, anti-; found in numerous expressions borrowed from English, such as no comment, and in pseudo-anglicisms such as no logo (anti-globalization) and no-vax (anti-vax) (also written no vax)

Japanese

Romanization

no

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kalasha

Etymology

From Sanskrit नव (nava).

Numeral

no

  1. nine; 9

Kikuyu

Pronunciation

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

  1. ^ “no” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. ^ Wanjohi, G. J. (2001). Under One Roof: Gĩkũyũ Proverbs Consolidated, p. 21. Paulines Publications Africa.
  3. ^ Barlow, A. Ruffell (1960). Studies in Kikuyu Grammar and Idiom, pp. 32, 235.
  4. ^ Barra, G. (1960). 1,000 Kikuyu proverbs: with translations and English equivalents, p. 51. London: Macmillan.

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

Adjective

no

  1. black

Etymology 2

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

Pronunciation

Adverb

no

  1. early

References

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid, 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

Verb

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

  1. (intransitive) I swim
    Nat lupus inter oves.The wolf swims between the sheep.
    Nare contra aquamTo swim against the stream
    Piger ad nandumSlow at swimming
    Ars nandiThe art of swimming
    • 1st century BC, Lucretius, De rerum natura 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.
  2. (intransitive) I float
    Synonym: fluitō
    Carinae nant freto.Ships float in the sea.
  3. (poetic, intransitive) I sail, flow, fly, etc.
    Per medium classi barbara navit Athon.The barbarian youth sailed its fleet through the middle of Athos.
    Undae nantes refulgent.The flowing waves glitter.

Conjugation

   Conjugation of (first conjugation, no supine stem, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nās nat nāmus nātis nant
imperfect nābam nābās nābat nābāmus nābātis nābant
future nābō nābis nābit nābimus nābitis nābunt
perfect nāvī nāvistī nāvit nāvimus nāvistis nāvērunt,
nāvēre
pluperfect nāveram nāverās nāverat nāverāmus nāverātis nāverant
future perfect nāverō nāveris nāverit nāverimus nāveritis nāverint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nem nēs net nēmus nētis nent
imperfect nārem nārēs nāret nārēmus nārētis nārent
perfect nāverim nāverīs nāverit nāverīmus nāverītis nāverint
pluperfect nāvissem nāvissēs nāvisset nāvissēmus nāvissētis nāvissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nāte
future nātō nātō nātōte nantō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives nāre nāvisse
participles nāns
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
nandī nandō nandum nandō

Derived terms

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

Latvian

Etymology

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

Preposition

no

  1. from
    skaitīt no viens līdz desmitto count from one to ten
    viņš ir no Latvijashe is from Latvia
  2. out of
    iziet no istabasto go out of the room
  3. for
  4. of
    viens no viņa draugiemone of his friends
    izgatavots no kokamade of wood
  5. with
    no sirdswith all one's heart

Lombard

Adverb

no

  1. Alternative spelling of .

Louisiana Creole French

Pronunciation

Pronoun

no

  1. Alternative form of nouzòt

Luxembourgish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Preposition

no (+ dative)

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

Derived terms

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


Middle English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old English , (adj).

Alternative forms

Adjective

no

  1. no
Descendants
References

Etymology 2

From Old English , .

Alternative forms

Adverb

no

  1. not
Descendants
References

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

References


Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

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

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

References


Notsi

Particle

no

  1. plural marker

Further reading

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

Old English

Etymology

ne +‎ ā

Pronunciation

Adverb

  1. Alternative form of

Old Irish

Conjunction

no

  1. Alternative spelling of

Old Occitan

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin non.

Adverb

no

  1. no
    Antonym: oc

Descendants


Pali

Alternative forms

Etymology 1

Inherited from Sanskrit नः (naḥ, us).

Pronoun

no

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

Etymology 2

Inherited from Sanskrit नो (no, and not).

Particle

no

  1. surely not
  2. indeed not
Usage notes

Sometimes reinforced by na (not)

Derived terms

Etymology 3

Emphatic form of nu (then, now)

Particle

no

  1. indeed, then, now

References

Pali Text Society (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

Etymology 1

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

Interjection

no

  1. (colloquial) yeah, yep
    Synonyms: ano, tak
  2. (colloquial) Filled pause.

Etymology 2

Particle

no

  1. (colloquial) Emphatic particle used with imperatives.
    Synonym: ano
    • 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!
        having returned with the key. "Goddamn it, if I let you go, you'll have to stay with us." "Oh! Jokes! Cmon! Cmon! Cmon, give the key!" Alex said laughing. "Cmon, heart, give the key!"
Derived terms
particle

Further reading

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

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: no

Etymology 1

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

Contraction

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

  1. Contraction of em o (in the).
    • 2003, J. K. Rowling, Lia 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
    Eles removeram-no do grupo devido a mau comportamento da sua parte. (Portugal)
    They removed him from the group due to bad behavior on his behalf.
    Costumava estar aqui um copo, mas eles partiram-no quando cá estiveram. (Portugal)
    There used to be a glass here, but they broke it when they were here.
Usage notes
  • This form is not found in Brazilian speech.
Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:no.


Rohingya

Rohingya cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : no

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Sanskrit नवन् (navan, nine).

Numeral

no (Hanifi spelling 𐴕𐴡)

  1. nine

Romanian

Pronunciation

Interjection

no

  1. (Transylvania) well, so

Scottish Gaelic

Alternative forms

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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

Conjunction

no

  1. or
  2. nor
  3. neither

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

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

Pronunciation

Conjunction

no (Cyrillic spelling но)

  1. (after a comparative, regional, dated, expressively) than (=nȅgo, ȍd)
    bolji no onbetter than him
    → (= modern)
    bolji nego on/bolji od njega
    better than him
    Izgledaš bolje no ikad.You' re looking better than ever.
    Proračunski manjak Grčke u bio je značajno veći no što je vlada proc(ij)enila.Greece's budget deficit was significantly bigger than the government had estimated.
  2. (denoting exclusion) but, however
    Pogrešno, no bio si dosta blizu.
    Wrong, but you were pretty close.
    No os(j)ećam samo sreću.But I can' t feel anything but happy.
    Tekst nije savršen, no nije li mogao biti bolji?The text is not perfect, but could it have been better?

Etymology 2

From Japanese ().

Pronunciation

Noun

 m (Cyrillic spelling но̑)

  1. (theater) noh

Etymology 3

From the conjunction no.

Pronunciation

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

Adverb

no

  1. no
  2. not
Alternative forms
Derived terms

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

Noun

no m (plural noes)

  1. no

Etymology 2

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

Pronunciation

Noun

no m (plural nos)

  1. Abbreviation of número.; no.
Alternative forms

Further reading


Sranan Tongo

Etymology 1

From English no.

Adverb

no

  1. no
  2. not

Etymology 2

Particle

no

  1. Precedes intensifiers, untranslatable
    A nyan switi no todo.
    The food is delicious.
    A waran no hel.
    It's awfully hot.

Tagalog

Alternative forms

  • noh (colloquial)

Etymology

From Spanish no. Negation sense is recently from English no.

Pronunciation

Particle

no (Baybayin spelling ᜈᜓ)

  1. tag question, used to check agreement at the end of an utterance: right? yes?
    Synonyms: 'di ba, ano, (Rizal) hane
    Ikaw ang magbibigay ng regalo no? (rising tone)
    You're the one who will give the gift, right?
  2. tag question, assertion of a statement, usually rhetorical: isn't it? don't you? aren't you?
    Synonyms: ne, ano
    Tama ako, ikaw talaga yun no? (falling tone)
    I am right, it really is you, isn't it?
    Bakit ang bait mo ngayon? May kailangan ka no? (falling tone)
    Why are you nice today? You need something, don't you?
    Iba ka rin talaga eh no? (rising or falling tone)
    You're really something else, aren't you?
    Ang galing ko no? (falling tone)
    I'm good, aren't I?
  3. emphasis particle especially with intent of clarification
    Synonym: ah
    Hindi ako ang magbibigay ng regalo no!
    I'm not the one who will give the gift! (emphasized)
  4. negating expression: no; nah
    Synonym: hindi
    No, hindi ako iyun.
    No, it is not me.

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English no.

Adverb

no

  1. not
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 2:5:
      ...i no gat diwai na gras samting i kamap long graun yet, long wanem, em i no salim ren i kam daun yet. Na i no gat man bilong wokim gaden.
      ...and no tree or kind of herb had appeared on the earth yet, because he had not sent rain to come down yet. And there was no one to work the garden.

Derived terms

This entry has fewer than three known examples of actual usage, the minimum considered necessary for clear attestation, and may not be reliable. Tok Pisin is subject to a special exemption for languages with limited documentation. If you speak it, please consider editing this entry or adding citations. See also Help and the Community Portal.

Vietnamese

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Adjective

no (, 𩛂) (phonemic reduplicative no no)

  1. full (of the stomach)
    Antonym: đói
    Đang no.
    I'm full.
    No bụng rồi.
    My stomach's full.
  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

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

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

Etymology 1

From Middle Low German nouwen.

Pronunciation

Verb

no (preterite noä or nodd, supine nodt)

  1. (intransitive) to be of harm; to be damaging
    Ja trodd hä skull int no, men hä noä no ändå.I didn't think it would do any damage, yet it was indeed harmful.
  2. (intransitive) to suffer, to lack something
    Han nodd int den ti’n han var dräng.He did not suffer as a farmhand.
    Han no int
    “He suffers not”: There is no emergency for him.
    Han no int der ’n järHe suffers no shortage where he is staying.

Etymology 2

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

Pronunciation

Adverb

no

  1. enough, sufficient
    No å dy.Enough of that.
  2. probably
  3. (interverbal) yet, indeed
Derived terms
  • brano (pretty, quite, rather)
  • nogal (fastidious)
  • nona (pretty, quite, rather)
Related terms

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).

Pronunciation

Noun

no m

  1. trough
  2. trench

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 (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867, page 470

Yola

Etymology 1

From Middle English no, from Old English .

Alternative forms

Adverb

no

  1. not
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      Aamezil cou no stoane.
      Themselves could not stand.

Etymology 2

Determiner

no

  1. Alternative form of na
    • 1927, “ZONG O DHREE YOLA MYTHENS”, in THE ANCIENT DIALECT OF THE BARONIES OF FORTH AND BARGY, COUNTY WEXFORD, line 3:
      Vo no own caars.
      Whom no one cares.

References

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 32
  • Kathleen A. Browne (1927) The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Sixth Series, Vol.17 No.2, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, page 131