nenil (c.1185)

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nenil (c.1185)

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[ FEW: 7,183b non; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,198a nenil; TL: 6, 587 nenil; DEAF: ; DMF:  nenni; TLF:  nenni; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 1927a non ]
nanal,  nanail,  nanil,  nanyl;  nenal,  nenyl;  nonil,  nonnyl,  nonyl,  nonyle,  nanan (l. nanau)  145 nanau  265 var. nauil (l. nanil)  54 navyl (l. nanyl)  30-31 Ed I 135 navoyl (l. nanoyl)  30-31 Ed I 519 nony  


1(in a negative response to a question or affirmation) no, not he, it, etc.
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  'Ad le dunc mort Capaneus?' 'Nenal, par fei', fet Perseus  10334
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Il demande a sa meisne[e], Si sa cerveise seit ale[e], Ke la dame aveit signee. 'Nanil,' funt il, 'Dunc tenez vus veillesce a mal?' L'enfant respund: 'Sire, nanal.'  600
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  'Nanil,' funt il, 'ne amenusee.'  4144
( 1399; MS: s.xv1 )  Ditez, sa fille est elle mariee? Nanyl sire, par Dé  53.29
2(without restriction of person) no
( c.1200; MS: s.xiiiin )  Sout il sun chaement? Nenal.  14.35
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  'Savez coment?' 'Beau fiz, nenal!'  1009
( c.1305; MS: c.1330 )  Nanau veir, se dist Orgoille  265
dire que nenil
1to say, answer no
( a.1399; MS: a.1399 )  les autres dissoient qe nonyl  122.9
repondre que nenil
1to say, answer no
( a.1399; MS: a.1399 )  Et il respondist qe nonnyl il ne fuist pas fair de mes biens  90.2
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