nay
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(negation)
a. no
Willst thou not come to market with us? - Nay, I haven't the time.¿No vendrás al mercado con nosotros? - No, no tengo tiempo.
2. (rather)
a. más áun
'Tis a crime to speak so, nay a sin!Es un crimen hablar así, no, más aún ¡es pecado!
b. mejor dicho
The king's madness has turned him in an animal, nay a monster!La locura del rey le ha convertido en un animal, mejor dicho, ¡un monstruo!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (refusal)
a. el voto en contra
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The nays weren't enough to keep the motion from passing.Los votos en contra no fueron suficientes para impedir que la moción fuera aprobada.
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nay [neɪ]
adverb
1 (no) no
2 (or rather) más aún; mejor dicho
bad, nay terrible malo, mejor dicho horrible; dozens, nay hundreds docenas, más aún centenares
noun
(refusal) negativa (f); (in voting) voto (m) negativo; voto (m) en contra
to say sb nay indicar lo contrario a algn
if I hesitate and move through the red stoplights, there's nobody to say me nay
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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