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Uxorious \Ux*o"ri*ous\, a. [L. uxorius, fr. uxor a wife.] Excessively fond of, or submissive to, a wife; being a dependent husband. ``Uxorious magistrates.''

How wouldst thou insult, When I must live uxorious to thy will In perfect thraldom!
--Milton. [1913 Webster] -- Uxo*o"ri*ous*ly, adv. -- Ux*o"ri*ous*ness, n.


Valiant \Val"iant\, a. [OE. valiant, F. vaillant, OF. vaillant, valant, originally p. pr. of OF. & F. valoir to be worth, L. valere to be strong. See Wield, and cf. Avail, Convalesce, Equivalent, Prevail, Valid.]

  1. Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer. [Obs.]

  2. Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave.

    A valiant and most expert gentleman.

    And Saul said to David . . . be thou valiant for me, and fight the Lord's battles.
    --1 Sam. xviii. 17.

  3. Performed with valor or bravery; heroic. ``Thou bearest the highest name for valiant acts.''

    [The saints] have made such valiant confessions.
    --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] -- Val"iant*ly, adv. -- Val"iant*ness, n.


York use \York" use`\ (Eccl.) The one of the three printed uses of England which was followed in the north. It was based on the Sarum use. See Use, n., 6.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

in nickname, newt, and British dialectal naunt, the -n- belongs to a preceding indefinite article an or possessive pronoun mine.\n

\nOther examples of this from Middle English manuscripts include a neilond ("an island," early 13c.), a narawe ("an arrow," c.1400), a nox ("an ox," c.1400), a noke ("an oak," early 15c.), a nappyle ("an apple," early 15c.), a negge ("an egg," 15c.). In 16c., an idiot sometimes became a nidiot, which, with still-common casual pronunciation, became nidget, which, alas, has not survived.\n

\nThe process also worked in surnames, from oblique cases of Old English at "by, near," as in Nock/Nokes/Noaks from atten Oke "by the oak;" Nye from atten ye "near the lowland;" and see Nashville.\n

\nBut it is more common for an English word to lose an -n- to a preceding a: apron, auger, adder, umpire, humble pie, etc. The mathematical use of n for "an indefinite number" is first recorded 1852, in to the nth power.


Etymology 1 letter (Latn-def en letter 14 en) num. (Latn-def en ordinal 14 en) Etymology 2

n. 1 north 2 (context grammar English) noun 3 (context grammar English) neuter gender 4 (context organic chemistry English) normal 5 Neutral 6 No


Ǹ, ǹ ( n- grave) is a letter in Chinese pinyin. In Chinese pinyin ǹ is the yángqù (阳去, high-falling tone) of “n”.



Ñ (lower case ñ, International Phonetic Alphabet: "énye") is a letter of the modern Latin alphabet, formed by placing a " virgulilla" on top of an N. It became part of the Spanish alphabet in the eighteenth century, when it was first formally defined. Subsequently it has been used in other alphabets, especially those influenced by the Spanish one: Galician, Asturian, Basque, the AragoneseGrafía de Uesca, Chavacano, Filipino, Chamorro, Guarani, Quechua, Mapudungun, Mandinka, and Tetum alphabets, as well as in Latin transliteration of Tocharian and Sanskrit, where it represents . It represents in Crimean Tatar. In Breton and in Rohingya, it denotes nasalization of the preceding vowel.

Unlike many other alphabets that use diacritic marks (such as ü in Asturian, Galician, Leonese, and Spanish), Ñ is considered a letter in its own right in these languages (except Breton), with its own name (in Spanish: ) and its own place in the alphabet (after N). From this point of view, its alphabetical independence is similar to the English W (which historically came from a doubled V, just as Ñ came from a doubled N).

N (video game)

N is a freeware video game developed by Metanet Software. It was inspired in part by Lode Runner, Soldat, and other side-scrolling games. A console version of the game has been released for the Xbox Live Arcade under the title N+ (also available for the Nintendo DS and Sony's PlayStation Portable system). It won the audience choice award in the downloadables category of the 2005 Independent Games Festival.


The graphemeŇ ( minuscule: ň) is a letter in the Czech, Slovak and Turkmen alphabets. It is formed from Latin N with the addition of a caron ( háček in Czech and mäkčeň in Slovak) and follows plain N in the alphabet. Ň and ň are at Unicode codepoints U+0147 and U+0148, respectively.

N (disambiguation)

N is the fourteenth letter of the Latin alphabet.

N or n may also refer to:

N (Poland)

n was a Polish DTH platform. It was launched on October 12, 2006 and owned by ITI Neovision. On December 31, 2011 the company had reached 929,000 subscribers. In March 21, 2013, n was merged with Cyfra+ to form nc+.

N (New York City Subway service)

The N Broadway Local is a rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. Its route emblem, or "bullet", is colored since it uses the BMT Broadway Line in Manhattan. The N operates at all times between Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, Queens, and Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn via Astoria in Queens, the south side of the Manhattan Bridge, and Fourth Avenue / Sea Beach in Brooklyn. The N runs express on Fourth Avenue and local elsewhere at all times except nights when it serves all stops along its entire route, using the Montague Street Tunnel to travel between Manhattan and Brooklyn as a replacement for the .


Ń ( minuscule: ń) is a letter formed by putting an acute accent over the letter N. In the Belarusian Łacinka alphabet, the alphabets of Polish, Kashubian, and the Sorbian languages and the romanization of Khmer it represents , which is the same as Czech and Slovak ň, Serbo-Croatian nj, Spanish ñ, Italian and French gn, Hungarian and Catalan ny, and Portuguese '' nh.

In Lule Sami it represents / ŋ/.

N (kana)

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. ん is the only kana that does not end in a vowel sound (although in certain cases the vowel ending of kana, such as す, is unpronounced). The kana for mu, む/ム, was originally used for the n sound as well, while ん was originally a hentaigana used for both n and mu. In the 1900 Japanese script reforms, hentaigana were officially declared obsolete, and ん was officially declared a kana to represent the n sound.

In addition to being the only kana not ending with a vowel sound, it is also the only kana that does not begin any words in standard Japanese (other than foreign loan words such as " Ngorongoro", which is transcribed as ンゴロンゴロ) (see Shiritori). Some regional dialects of Japanese feature words beginning with ん, as do the Ryukyuan languages (which are usually written in the Japanese writing system), in which words starting with ン are common, such as the Okinawan word for miso, nnsu (transcribed as ンース). In the Ainu language, ン is interchangeable with the small katakana ㇴ as a final n.

The kana is followed by an apostrophe in some systems of transliteration whenever it precedes a vowel or a y- kana, so as to prevent confusion with other kana. But, like every other kana, it represents an entire mora, so its pronunciation is, in practice, as close to "nn" as "n". The pronunciation can also change depending on what sounds surround it. These are a few of the ways it can change:

  • (before n, t, d, r, ts, z, ch and j )

  • (before m, p and b )

  • (before k and g)

  • (at the end of utterances)

  • (before vowels, palatal approximants (y), consonants h, f, s, sh and w)

  • (after the vowel i if another vowel, palatal approximant or consonant f, s, sh, h or w follows.)





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N (album)

N is the fifth full-length studio album by Finnish melodic death metal band Norther. The album was released through Century Media Records on February 13, 2008 for Finland, and other dates in February for other parts of Europe. The track "Frozen Angel" from their previous EP, No Way Back, was re-recorded for the album. "We Rock" and "Frozen Angel" have been made into music videos. This is also the last Norther album to have founding member Petri Lindroos on vocal and guitar duties.

N (Los Angeles Railway)

N was a line operated by the Los Angeles Railway from 1920 to 1950. It ran from Spring and 2nd Streets to 8th Street and Western Avenue, by way of Spring Street, 9th Street, Vermont Avenue, and 8th Street.


(CHO) may refer to:

Polymers sharing that molecular formula:

  • Polydextrose
  • Glucan compounds:
    • Cellulose
    • Curdlan
    • Pullulan
    • Glycogen
N (singer)

Cha Hak-yeon (, born June 30, 1990), better known by his stage name N , is a South Korean singer, actor, presenter, and radio host, signed under Jellyfish Entertainment. Debuted as a member of the South Korean boy group VIXX in May 2012, he began his acting career in 2014 in MBC's romantic-melodrama Hotel King as Noah. He has since had roles in The Family is Coming (2015), Cheer Up! (2015) and Tomorrow Boy (2016). N began his career as a radio host in May 2015 with his show VIXX N K-pop on SBS Power FM.

Usage examples of "n".

High pitched and fiendish, they penetrated the shells of Madri and of Byzant, of Ning and Tok and Nyork, and curdled the brains of the Aristos and Doctils and Plebos that dwelt there.

When they passed into a corridor secured even from her, she began to grow intrigued, and more easily ignored the off-key singing of the jester, who was blasphemously describing in ancient octameter certain activities of the goddess Yun-Harla of which Nen Yim-thankfully-had never heard.

Kneeling in the presence of Supreme Overlord Shimrra, Nen Yim believed in the gods.

In the clear light of logic, Nen Yim herself saw no particular reason to give them credence.

A cycle later, Nen Yim settled onto a sitting hummock in her private hortium and regarded Ahsi Yim.

The younger shaper was narrower in every dimension than Nen Yim, and her blue-gray flesh had an opalescent sheen about it.

Plants from the homeworld with no obvious use, Nen Yim had resurrected them from genetic patterns in the Qang qahsa.

And here was Nen Yim, alive, favored by the Supreme Overlord, and perhaps practicing her own heresy in guarded secrecy.

What little Nom Anor knew of Nen Yim suggested that her role was one that Shimrra was not eager to have widely known.

The gaze of the yellow-haired one struck Nen Yim like a I thud bug, and a jolt of recognition ran through her.

A few moments later, the two were on board and Nen Yim dilated the inner and outer locks.

Cursing, Nen Yim realized she had disen-gaged from the long-range sensors.

And if so, why did he hear it when Nen Yim was the one under the cognition hood?

And despite what Nen Yim had said, he found controls for lasers and-something else.

None of the Yuuzhan Vong seemed to be in earshot-the Prophet was nowhere to be seen, and Nen Yim was back in her makeshift laboratory, as was Harrar.