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No; not any; not.
Used as an emphatic negative: ‘no’, ‘certainly not’, ‘never’, ‘no way!’.
Late 19th century. From Fanakalo aikona, haikona from Xhosa hayi or its cognate Zulu hhayi no + Xhosa kona or its cognate Zulu khona here, there.
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