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in Spanish, has sometimes a mark over it, thus—ñ. This mark is called a tilde, and alters the sense and pronunciation of a word. Thus, “pena” means punishment, but “peña,” a rock. (See Marks in Grammar.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Mysterious Three (The)
N
N
N
N
N added to Greek words ending in a short vowel to lengthen it “by position,” and “l” added to French words beginning with a vowel
N. H
nth, or nth plus One
Nab
Nab
Nab-man
Nabo or Nebo
Nabob (generally called Nabob)