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nisus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin.

NounEdit

nisus (uncountable)

  1. A mental or physical effort to attain a specific goal; a striving.
    • 1833, James O' Beirne, New Views on the Process of Defecation, and Their Application to the Pathology and Treatment of Diseasesof the Stomach, Bowels, and Other Organs, quoted in 1833, John Johnson (editor), The Medico-Chirurgical Review, New Series: Volume 19 (Volume 23 of the Analytical Series), page 7,
      The evacuation of the rectum and bladder being completed, immediately the nisus ceases, the rectum and the sphincters return to their former state of contraction, the diaphragm reascends, carrying with it and restoring to their proper situations the liver, the stomach, the spleen, the small intestines, the cæcum, and the ascending, tranverse and descending portions of the colon.
    • 1992, J.G. Hart, The Person and the Common Life: Studies in a Husserlian Social Ethics, page 363,
      The godly personality of a higher order, as the telos of the nisus of moral categoriality, is the sensus plenior of the nisus to a universal communalization of perspectives.
    • 2006, Errol E. Harris, Reflections on the Problem of Consciousness, page 158,
      The immanent nisus to completion, therefore, drives the complex to the explication of its internal relations so that they become recognizable as such.

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perfect participle of nītor

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

nīsus m (feminine nīsa, neuter nīsum); first/second declension

  1. Alternative form of nīxus

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative nīsus nīsa nīsum nīsī nīsae nīsa
genitive nīsī nīsae nīsī nīsōrum nīsārum nīsōrum
dative nīsō nīsae nīsō nīsīs nīsīs nīsīs
accusative nīsum nīsam nīsum nīsōs nīsās nīsa
ablative nīsō nīsā nīsō nīsīs nīsīs nīsīs
vocative nīse nīsa nīsum nīsī nīsae nīsa

NounEdit

nīsus m (genitive nīsūs); fourth declension

  1. pressure (downward push)
  2. exertion

InflectionEdit

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative nīsus nīsūs
genitive nīsūs nīsuum
dative nīsuī nīsibus
accusative nīsum nīsūs
ablative nīsū nīsibus
vocative nīsus nīsūs