Nay

  • 1 nay — ay (n[=a]), adv. [Icel. nei; akin to E. no. See {No}, adv.] 1. No; a negative answer to a question asked, or a request made, now superseded by {no}. Opposed to {aye} or {yea}. See also {Yes}. [1913 Webster +PJC] And eke when I say ye, ne say not… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Nay — or NAY may refer to: Ney (also nay, nye, nai), a wind instrument Nay, Manche, a place in the Manche département of France Nay, Pyrénées Atlantiques, a place in the Pyrénées Atlantiques département of France Ernst Wilhelm Nay, German abstract… …

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  • 3 Nay — puede referirse a los siguientes artículos: Nay (Mancha), comuna de Mancha (Francia). Nay (Pirineos Atlánticos), comuna francesa de los Pirineos Atlánticos. ney o nay, tipo de flauta oriental. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos… …

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  • 4 Nay — Nay, n.; pl. {Nays}. 1. Denial; refusal. [1913 Webster] 2. A negative vote; one who votes in the negative. [1913 Webster] {It is no nay}, there is no denying it. [Obs.] haucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 NAY — could refer to:* Beijing Nanyuan Airport, People s Republic of China; IATA airport code NAY. * Newton Aycliffe railway station, England; National Rail station code NAY …

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  • 6 nay — ● nay ou ney nom masculin Flûte de roseau arabo persane, à embouchure terminale et ouverte aux deux extrémités. ● nay ou ney (homonymes) nom masculin nais forme conjuguée du verbe naître naît forme conjuguée du verbe naître nay nom masculin né… …

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  • 7 nay — is still in use as a somewhat rhetorical (and often affected) way of expressing the meaning ‘and more than that…’: • One could not but notice how theatrical, nay operatic, the whole adornment of the church was Oxford Magazine, 1991. As a noun,… …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 nay — [nā] adv. [ME < ON nei < ne, not + ei, ever: see AYE1] 1. no: now seldom used except in voting by voice 2. not that only, but also: used to reinforce a statement [I permit, nay, encourage it] n. 1. a refusal or denial 2 …

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  • 9 Nay — Nay, v. t. & i. To refuse. [Obs.] Holinshed. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 nay — /nay/, adv. 1. and not only so but; not only that but also; indeed: many good, nay, noble qualities. 2. Archaic. no (used in dissent, denial, or refusal). n. 3. a denial or refusal. 4. a negative vote or voter. [1125 75; ME nai, nei < ON nei no,… …

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  • 11 nay — ► ADVERB 1) or rather: it will take months, nay years. 2) archaic or dialect no. ► NOUN ▪ a negative answer. ORIGIN Old Norse …

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  • 12 Nay — (spr. nǟ), Stadt im franz. Depart. Niederpyrenäen, Arrond. Pau, 260 m ü. M., am Gave de Pau, hat eine gotische Kirche, Fabrikation von Tuch , Baumwoll und Wirkwaren, insbes. von Baretten (der Kopfbedeckung der Béarner) und Fes, Gerbereien, Mühlen …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 Nay — (spr. näh), Stadt im franz. Dep. Basses Pyrénées, am Gave de Pau, (1901) 3670 E …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 14 Nay — 〈[naı] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s; Musik〉 klassische arab. Rohrflöte mit einer Länge zwischen 30 u. 80 cm u. mit bis zu zehn Grifflöchern [Etym.: arab.] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 15 Nay — [nai] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. arab. nāj, dies aus pers. nej> in Persien u. in den arab. Ländern gespieltes flötenähnliches Blasinstrument …

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  • 16 nay — [ neı ] interjection 1. ) an old word meaning no or not 2. ) an old word used for correcting yourself when you think of a better way of expressing something 3. ) FORMAL used for saying no when you vote in a group of people. The word for yes is… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 nay — word of negation, late 12c., from a Scandinavian source, Cf. O.N. nei, compound of ne not (see UN (Cf. un) ) + ei ever (see AYE (Cf. aye) (2)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 18 Nay — Persische Nay; Detail eines Wandgemäldes im Isfahaner Hascht Behescht Palast Die Nay oder Ney (je nach Umschrift; persisch bzw. arabisch ‏ناي‎, DMG Nāy ‚Rohr‘) ist eine Längsflö …

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  • 19 nay — ara·gua·nay; cam·a·nay; char·don·nay; chat·e·nay; gua·nay; han·nay·ite; hog·ma·nay; mor·nay; nay·word; nig·nay; pa·nay·an; pol·o·nay; sat·i·nay; si·nay; sur·nay; nay; nay·say; ado·nay; isi·nay; ku·te·nay; …

    English syllables

  • 20 Nây — Ney (musique) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Nay et Ney. Sommaire 1 Facture 2 Jeu 3 …

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