English version

nay

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnaynay1 /neΙͺ/ adverb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [sentence adverb] literaryEMPHASIZE used when you are adding something to emphasize what you have just said πŸ”Š a bright – nay, a blinding light2 old useNO used to say no πŸ”Š Nay, lad. It’s not that bad.
Examples from the Corpus
nayβ€’ Boyd voted nay.β€’ You are permitted, nay, encouraged to come back as many times as you like.β€’ You are permitted, nay encouraged, to come back as many times as your appetite permits.β€’ The administration explains these frustrations as understandable, nay inevitable, given the difficulties of transition.β€’ The horses waded in blood up to their knees, nay up to the bridle.
naynay2 noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š a β€˜no’ – used when voting
Examples from the Corpus
nayβ€’ I can't say yay or nay to that really.
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