See also: nit, nịt, nît, niť, -nit, and нит

Old Church Slavonic

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From Proto-Slavic *nitь, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *nī́ˀtis.

Noun

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нить (nitĭf

  1. thread

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Old East Slavic

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Etymology

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From Proto-Slavic *nitь, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *nī́ˀtis, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)neh₁-.

Pronunciation

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  • (ca. 9th CE) IPA(key): /ˈnitɪ/
  • (ca. 11th CE) IPA(key): /ˈnʲitʲɪ/
  • (ca. 13th CE) IPA(key): /ˈnʲitʲ/
  • Hyphenation: ни‧ть

Noun

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нить (nitĭf

  1. thread

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Descendants

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  • Belarusian: ніць (nicʹ)
  • Russian: нить (nitʹ)
  • Ukrainian: нить (nytʹ), ни́тка (nýtka)
  • Estonian: niit
  • Ingrian: niitti

References

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  • Sreznevsky, Izmail I. (1902) “нить”, in Матеріалы для Словаря древне-русскаго языка по письменнымъ памятникамъ [Materials for the Dictionary of the Old East Slavic Language Based on Written Monuments]‎[1] (in Russian), volumes 2 (Л – П), Saint Petersburg: Department of Russian Language and Literature of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, column 454
  • Shmelev, D. N., editor (1986), “нить”, in Словарь русского языка XI–XVII вв. [Dictionary of the Russian Language: 11ᵗʰ–17ᵗʰ cc.]‎[2] (in Russian), numbers 11 (не – нѫ), Moscow: Nauka, page 384

Russian

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Etymology

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From Old East Slavic нить (nitĭ), from Proto-Slavic *nitь, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *nī́ˀtis, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)neh₁-.

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  • IPA(key): [nʲitʲ]
  • Audio:(file)

Noun

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нить (nitʹf inan (genitive ни́ти, nominative plural ни́ти, genitive plural ни́тей, relational adjective ни́тяный, diminutive ни́точка)

  1. thread
  2. filament
  3. suture
  4. topic

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Ukrainian

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Etymology

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From Old Ukrainian нить (nitʹ), from Old East Slavic нить (nitĭ), from Proto-Slavic *nitь, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *nī́ˀtis, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)neh₁-.

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нить (nytʹf inan (genitive ни́ті, nominative plural ни́ті, genitive plural ни́тей)

  1. (poetic) thread
    Synonym: ни́тка (nýtka)

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