Ne (?), adv. [AS. ne. See No.]

Not; never.


He never yet no villany ne said. Chaucer.

Ne was formerly used as the universal adverb of negation, and survives in certain compounds, as never (= ne ever) and none (= ne one). Other combinations, now obsolete, will be found in the Vocabulary, as nad, nam, nil. See Negative, 2.


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Ne, conj. [See Ne, adv.]




No niggard ne no fool. Chaucer.

Ne . . . ne, neither . . . nor. [Obs.]



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