nihil

InterlinguaEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

nihil

  1. (indefinite) The absence of anything; nothing.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From nihilum, from ne- (not) and hilum (a trifle, a bagatelle).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

nihil n

  1. (indefinite) nothing
    • c. 185 BCE – 159 BCE, Publius Terentius Afer, Heauton Timorumenos 1.77
      Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
      I am a man, I consider nothing that is human alien to me.
    • 63 BCE, Cicero, Catiline Orations (Latin text and English translations here)
      Nihil agis, nihil moliris, nihil cogitas quod non ego non modo audiam sed etiam videam planeque sentiam.
      You do nothing, you plan nothing, you think of nothing which I not only do not hear, but which I do not see and know every particular of.
    Nihilne in mentem? — Does nothing come to mind?
    Nihil est. — It's nothing.

Related termsEdit


MalayEdit

Malay cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : nihil

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nihil.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /nihel/
  • Rhymes: -hel, -el

NumeralEdit

nihil (Jawi spelling نيهيل)

  1. (cardinal) zero

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