The Alternative Lithuanian Dictionary: niekas

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niekas Alternative forms: (colloquial) nieks etymology From Proto-Balto-Slavic *neikas, equivalent to nie + kas; compare Proto-Slavic *nikъto 〈*nikʺto〉, *ničь, *ničьto 〈*ničʹ, *ničʹto〉. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ne + *kʷos with an additional element, perhaps *éy; see jis. Cognate with Avestan 𐬥𐬀𐬈𐬗𐬌𐬱 〈𐬥𐬀𐬈𐬗𐬌𐬱〉, Ossetic ницы 〈nicy〉. pronunciation /nʲiə.kɐs/
pronoun: {{head}} stress pattern 2 or 4
  1. nobody; (with negation) anybody
  2. nothing; (with negation) anything jie turėti niẽko bendras - I don't have anything in common with them rėžtis į̃ kitas automobilis ir̃ nuvažiuoti lýg niẽkur 〈niẽkur〉 niẽko - He crashed into another car and drove on as if nothing happened.
noun:
  1. nothing, trifle, triviality an unsignificant or low-value thing
  2. nobody, nonentity insignificant, contemptable person jis niekù laikyti - He thinks of me as a no-one.

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