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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 nay /ˈne/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 nay adv.
 1. No; -- a negative answer to a question asked, or a request made, now superseded by no.  Opposed to aye or yea. See also Yes.
    And eke when I say =\“ye,” ne say not nay.”\=   --Chaucer.
    I tell you nay; but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.   --Luke xiii. 3.
    And now do they thrust us out privily? nay, verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.   --Acts xvi. 37.
 He that will not when he may,
 When he would he shall have nay.   --Old Prov.
 Note:Before the time of Henry VIII. nay was used to answer simple questions, and no was used when the form of the question involved a negative expression; nay was the simple form, no the emphatic.
 2. Not this merely, but also; not only so, but; -- used to mark the addition or substitution of a more explicit or more emphatic phrase.
 Note:Nay in this sense may be interchanged with yea. “Were he my brother, nay, my kingdom's heir.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nay, n.; pl. Nays
 1. Denial; refusal.
 2. A negative vote; one who votes in the negative.
 It is no nay, there is no denying it. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nay, v. t. & i. To refuse. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a negative; "the nays have it" [ant: yea]
      adv : not this merely but also; not only so but; "each of us is
            peculiar, nay, in a sense unique"