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num

num

See also: núm, num., Num., and núm.

English

Alternative forms

Noun

num (plural nums)

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

Anagrams


Latin

Etymology

The accusative singular masculine form of the pronominal stem na-; compare the interjection (truly”, “verily”, “really”, “indeed). Confer with its feminine form Latin nam, as in cum-quam, tum-tam.

Pronunciation

Adverb

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

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Lojban

Rafsi

num

  1. rafsi of nurma.

Old French

Noun

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

  1. Alternative form of nom

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nũ/
  • Rhymes:

Etymology 1

Contraction

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?
Quotations

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

Etymology 2

Adverb

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 [] !
Quotations

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


Romansch

Etymology

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

Noun

num m (plural nums)

  1. name