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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 5 years ago

What does the word No actually mean and where did it come from?

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  • 5 years ago
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    According to Google, "Used to give a negative response."

    It says it comes from "Old English nō, nā (adverb), from ne ‘not’ + ō, ā ‘ever’ The determiner arose in Middle English (originally before words beginning with any consonant except h- ), reduced from non, from Old English nān (see none¹)."

  • 5 years ago

    No means to refuse to something. And it just became to be a word like many others.

  • "Both words are derived from adverbs in Old English. Yes is derived from a compound of an Old English adverb, yea, which means surely, and so, and is thus surely so, while no comes from an Old English adverb that means never.[1]" >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes_and_no

  • 5 years ago

    Where it came from I believe was any child's childhood what it means? It means " No "

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  • 5 years ago

    No means Yes..//

  • 5 years ago

    It means unacceptable.

    Our mouth.

    Source(s): To my knowledge
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    No means "negative", oppisite of "yes".

    If I ask you, "do you want carrots?", and you do NOT want carrots, you will say "no".

    If you do want it, you will say "yes".

    I have no clue where the word came from, however, it sure was long ago.

  • 5 years ago

    it means you cant have it and it came from someone being mean

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    WHAT DO YOU THINK IT MEANS

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