ne
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb, Conjunction
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ne
I. adv. a. Not; non, ne Ic ne dyde non feci, Ælfc. Gr. 38; Som. 40, 13. Nis hit swá hit nys non, non, 40, 23. Warna ðæt ðú ðæt ne dó cave ne hoc facias, 40, 9. Hwí forbeád God eów, ðæt gé ne ǽton of ǽlcum treówe? Gen. 3, 1. Hí nyllaþ geswícan ðæt hí óðre men ne reáfigen, Past. 45, tit; Swt. 335, 4. Ne gǽst ðú ðanone non exies inde, Lk. Skt. 12, 59. Ne sleh ðu, Ne synga ðú. Ne stel ðú, Ex. 20, 13-15. b. no, nay Ne secge ic eów I tell you, Nay, Lk. Skt. 12, 51 : 13, 5. Ne secge ic ná, 13, 3. II. conj. Nor, neither; ne, neque, nec Ne tunge ne handa oððe eágan syngion ne lingua nec manus oculive peccent, Ælfc. Gr. 44; Som. 45. 47. Ne ic ne herige ne ic ne tǽle nec laudo, nec vitupero, 45, 49. Ne ic ne dyde ne ic ne dó neque feci, neque faciam, 38; Som. 40, 9. Ne fare gé ne ne fyliaþ, Lk. Skt. 17, 23. Ne hig ne cweðaþ neque dicent, 17, 21. Ne him eác nǽfre genóg ne þincþ ǽr hé hæbbe eall ðæt hine lyst, Bt. 33, 2 ; Fox 124, 6. Suelcum ingeþonce geríst ðæt hé for lícuman tiedernesse ne for woroldbismere ánum wið ða scíre ne winne, ne hé ne síe giétsiende óðerra monna ǽhta, Past. 10; Swt. 61, 9-11. Ða ðe nóhwæðer ne óðerra monna ne wilniaþ, ne hiora ágen nyllaþ sellan, Past. 45, tit. ; Swt. 335, 1. The word often occurs with other negatives. v. , ná-wiht, ná-hwæðer; it also coalesces with many words beginning with a vowel, with w or with h. v. nabban, nágan, næs, neom, nic, nyllan, nytan ; nán, ná-, nát-, nǽfre, nǽnig. [Goth. ni : O. Sax. ne, ni : O. Frs. ne : O. H. Ger. ni.]
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