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- adj. Used when giving the maiden name of a woman.
- adj. Used when giving a former name. Originally known as.
- interj. no, used to express no as a quantity, i.e. not any, like German kein/Dutch geen/French rien. Compare with na.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Born; -- a term sometimes used in introducing the name of the family to which a married woman belongs by birth (i.e. her maiden name).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete or dialectal form of neigh.
- Born: sometimes placed before a married woman's maiden name to indicate the family to which she belongs: as, Madame de Staël, née Necker (that is, Madame de Staël, born Necker, or whose family name was Necker).
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- adj. (meaning literally `born') used to indicate the maiden or family name of a married woman
French née, feminine of né, past participle of naître, to be born. (Wiktionary)
From Old English ne or na ("no"). Cognate with Standard English no. (Wiktionary)