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Na \Na\ (n[aum]), a. & adv. No, not. See No. [Obs.]


Symbol \Sym"bol\ (s[i^]m"b[o^]l), n. [L. symbolus, symbolum, Gr. sy`mbolon a sign by which one knows or infers a thing, from symba`llein to throw or put together, to compare; sy`n with + ba`llein to throw: cf. F. symbole. Cf. Emblem, Parable.]

  1. A visible sign or representation of an idea; anything which suggests an idea or quality, or another thing, as by resemblance or by convention; an emblem; a representation; a type; a figure; as, the lion is the symbol of courage; the lamb is the symbol of meekness or patience.

    A symbol is a sign included in the idea which it represents, e. g., an actual part chosen to represent the whole, or a lower form or species used as the representative of a higher in the same kind.

  2. (Math.) Any character used to represent a quantity, an operation, a relation, or an abbreviation.

    Note: In crystallography, the symbol of a plane is the numerical expression which defines its position relatively to the assumed axes.

  3. (Theol.) An abstract or compendium of faith or doctrine; a creed, or a summary of the articles of religion.

  4. [Gr. ? contributions.] That which is thrown into a common fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty. [Obs.]

    They do their work in the days of peace . . . and come to pay their symbol in a war or in a plague.
    --Jer. Taylor.

  5. Share; allotment. [Obs.]

    The persons who are to be judged . . . shall all appear to receive their symbol.
    --Jer. Taylor.

  6. (Chem.) An abbreviation standing for the name of an element and consisting of the initial letter of the Latin or New Latin name, or sometimes of the initial letter with a following one; as, C for carbon, Na for sodium (Natrium), Fe for iron (Ferrum), Sn for tin (Stannum), Sb for antimony (Stibium), etc. See the list of names and symbols under Element.

    Note: In pure and organic chemistry there are symbols not only for the elements, but also for their grouping in formulas, radicals, or residues, as evidenced by their composition, reactions, synthesis, etc. See the diagram of Benzene nucleus, under Benzene.

    Syn: Emblem; figure; type. See Emblem.


Etymology 1 adv. 1 (context obsolete English) not. 2 (context obsolete English) no. Etymology 2

interj. 1 (context Geordie English) Used to show disagreement or negation. 2 Used to show agreement with a negative question. 3 (context colloquial English) no. Etymology 3

init. (context linguistics English) noun animate. sym. nanoamp


may refer to:

  • is the Norwegian word for now
  • Nå, Ullensvang, a village in Ullensvang municipality, Hordaland county, Norway
  • Nå (magazine), a Norwegian magazine that was published from 1952 until 1995
Na (kana)

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. The hiragana な is made in four strokes, the katakana ナ two. Both represent . な and ナ originate from the man'yōgana 奈. な is used as part of the okurigana for the plain negative forms of Japanese verbs, and several negative forms of adjectives.





Normal n-
(な行 na-gyō)





Na (state)

The State of Na (, also written as 冉阝) is state of Ancient China.

Na (Javanese)

is one of syllable in Javanese script that represent the sound /nɔ/, /na/. It is transliterated to Latin as "na", and sometimes in Indonesian orthography as "no". It has another form (pasangan), which is , but represented by a single Unicode code point, U+A9A4.

Na (cuneiform)

The cuneiform na sign is a common, multi-use sign, a syllabic for na, and an alphabetic sign used for n, or a; it is common in both the Epic of Gilgamesh over hundreds of years, and the 1350 BC Amarna letters. In the Epic of Gilgamesh it also has sumerogramic (capital letter ( majuscule)) usage for NA. An example usage for NA in the Epic is for the spelling of NA.GAD, (also LÚ.NA.GAD, and the plural LÚ.NA.GAD. MEŠ), for Akkadian language "nāqidu", "herdsman". The usage for NA in herdsman is only for 3 spellings.

The commonness of cuneiform na, in the top 25 used signs by Buccellati (Buccellati 1979), (2nd highest usage, exceeded by a: a (cuneiform)) is because of usage for the spelling of a-na (Akkadian language "ana") -, the common preposition spelling for English language: to, for, by, of, at, etc.. It is also a component for the Akkadian language preposition: i-na (ina), meaning: in, into, by, etc..

The na sign usage from the Epic of Gilgamesh is as follows: na-(736 times), NA-(24).

Usage examples of "na".

El Rei, para que possa mandar um exercito que, se desfiler pelo deserto e pelas montonhas e mesmo sobrepujar os bravos Kukuanes e suas artes diabolicas, pelo que se deviam trazer muitos padres Far o Rei mais rico depois de Salomao Com meus proprios olhos ve os di amantes sem conto guardados nas camaras do thesouro de Salomao a traz da morte branca, mas pela traicao de Gagoal a feiticeira achadora, nada poderia levar, e apenas a minha vida.

I got to him a little ahead of Wetherill and Nas Ta Bega, and together we pulled Chub up out of danger.

The other dreadnought was still not firing on them, probably for fear of striking the Naren flagship.

Naren pigs on that dreadnought might have been the same ones that slew your parents?

Iz prizemlja je do kupaonice dopirala muzika kao podloga muklim glasovima, ali sve je za nas bila upravo jeka.

Na tren ostajemo sami, diskretna klavirska muzika odjednom se probija do nas, njegovo lice u sjeni je potpuno tamno.

Aceitei logo a proposta, dizendo: - Sempre me falaram das cachoeiras nas matas do Brasil.

Mas nas pesquisas para escrever meus livros esbarrei algumas vezes nele.

Certamente lhe disse do espanto e do medo que o incesto provoca nas pessoas.

Era mobiliado com poucas coisas, modernas e bonitas, tudo branco e nas paredes cartazes coloridos, nada de tapetes ou cortinas.

E falou da chegada de muitos trabalhadores de fora, acampados nas beiras das estradas, perto da cidade.

Chico, mas Josias me falava de novos acampamentos de trabalhadores sem-terra nas margens das estradas das redondezas.

Fazia-me pensar nas duas casas de Mata-cavalos, com o seu muro de permeio.

Janeway was standing, her eyes meeting the great orbs of Viha Nata steadily.

Viha Nata, the inhabitants of Veruna Four, and the alien vessel who has trespassed into our space.