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1Nebraska (in official postal use)
3Northeast or northeastern.
The chemical element neon.
Originally called; born (used before the name by which a man was originally known)‘Al Kelly, né Kabish’
- ‘Koning, né Koningsberger, escaped the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands in 1940 by fleeing to Britain.’
- ‘This is the real Angel, né Ignacio, the director's first love.’
- ‘For the rock 'n' roll generation, Eminem, né Marshall Mathers III, is the most compelling figure to have emerged from popular music since the holy trinity of Dylan, Lennon and Jagger.’
- ‘Jean-Pierre Melville, né Grumbach, took his name from his favourite author.’
- ‘To me, I.F. Stone, né Isadore Feinstein, known to his friends as Izzy, was an event-making man.’
- ‘Seth, né Gregory Gallant, got the idea for the book from an old storefront office of the same name in Toronto.’
- ‘Ron Oddyssey, né Ronald Edward Keller of Melbourne, was someone I knew in college and am still looking for to this day.’
1930s: French, literally born masculine past participle of naître; compare with née.
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