nemesis

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EtymologyEdit

From the Greek goddess of retribution Nemesis.

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nemesis ‎(plural nemeses)

  1. (chiefly Canada, US) An archenemy
    • "Batman is in constant conflict with his nemesis, The Joker."
  2. (chiefly non-North American usage) A person or character who specifically brings about the downfall of another person or character.
  3. The principle of retributive justice.
  4. (usually in the singular, formal) A punishment or defeat that is deserved and cannot be avoided.
  5. The polar opposite of a character.
  6. A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent.

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NounEdit

nemesis f ‎(genitive nemesis); third declension

  1. nemesis

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Third declension, alternative accusative singular in -im, alternative ablative singular in and accusative plural in -īs.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nemesis nemesēs
genitive nemesis nemesium
dative nemesī nemesibus
accusative nemesem
nemesim
nemesēs
nemesīs
ablative nemese
nemesī
nemesibus
vocative nemesis nemesēs

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