See also: nicht-

Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch nichte, from Old Dutch *nift, from Proto-West Germanic *nifti, from Proto-Germanic *niftiz, from Proto-Indo-European *néptih₂.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /nɪxt/
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  • Hyphenation: nicht
  • Rhymes: -ɪxt

Noun edit

nicht f (plural nichten, diminutive nichtje n)

  1. female cousin; daughter of someone's uncle or aunt
    Mijn nicht is een jaar jonger dan ik en we zijn goede vriendinnen.
    My female cousin is one year younger than me, and we are good friends.
  2. niece; daughter of someone's brother or sister
    Mijn broer en zijn vrouw hebben twee nichten, een tweeling.
    My brother and his wife have two nieces, twins.
  3. niece; daughter of someone's brother- or sister-in-law
    Mijn oom van vaders kant heeft drie nichten, waarvan er twee getrouwd zijn.
    My paternal uncle has three nieces, two of whom are married.

Alternative forms edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Afrikaans: niggie (from the Hollandic diminutive nichie)
  • Negerhollands: nechi, nechtje, negje

Noun edit

nicht m (plural nichten, diminutive nichtje n)

  1. (sometimes derogatory) male homosexual, a gay man; in particular one who is camp or effeminate

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German edit

Alternative forms edit

  • nich, nich' (informal writing, reflecting the common pronunciation)
  • net, nit (colloquial; in central Germany, southern Germany, Austria)

Etymology edit

From Middle High German niwiht, niweht, niht, a contracted form of Old High German niowiht, from nio (never) + wiht (being, creature), the last from Proto-Germanic *wihtą.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /nɪçt/
    • IPA(key): [nɪçt] (predominant)
    • IPA(key): [niçt] (Bavaria; parts of Austria; Ruhrgebiet)
    • IPA(key): [nɪxt], [nixt], [-χt] (Switzerland; parts of Austria)
    • IPA(key): [nɪɕt], [nəɕt], [-ʃt] (parts of central Germany)
  • IPA(key): /nɪç/ (common speech; quasi-standard in northern and central Germany; alternations as above)
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  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪçt, -ɪç

Adverb edit

nicht

  1. not, non- (negates the meaning of a verb, adjective, or adverb)
    Bitte nicht stören!
    Please do not disturb!
    Das ist nicht wahr.
    That is not true.

Derived terms edit

Interjection edit

nicht?

  1. (tag question, dated or formal) right?; is it?; is it not?
    Synonyms: gell, ne, nicht wahr, oder, oder nicht, wa
    Du bist sicher die Claudia, nicht?
    You must be Claudia, aren't you?

Further reading edit

  • nicht” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • nicht” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • nicht” in Duden online

Kashubian edit

Etymology edit

Clipping of Proto-Slavic *nikъto. By surface analysis, ni- +‎ chto.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɲixt/
  • Syllabification: nicht

Pronoun edit

nicht

  1. nobody, no one

Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • Stefan Ramułt (1893), “ńixt”, in Słownik języka pomorskiego czyli kaszubskiego, page 127
  • Eùgeniusz Gòłąbk (2011), “nikt”, in Słownik Polsko-Kaszubski / Słowôrz Pòlskò-Kaszëbsczi, volume 2, page 172
  • nicht”, in Internetowi Słowôrz Kaszëbsczégò Jãzëka [Internet Dictionary of the Kashubian Language], Fundacja Kaszuby, 2022

Masurian edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old Polish nikt. By surface analysis, ni- +‎ chto.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɲixt]
  • Syllabification: nicht

Pronoun edit

nicht m pers

  1. no one, nobody

Further reading edit

  • Zofia Stamirowska (1987-2021), “nikt”, in Anna Basara, editor, Słownik gwar Ostródzkiego, Warmii i Mazur, volume 4, Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich Wydawnictwo Polskiej Akademii Nauk, →ISBN, page 337
  • Günter Donder (2011), “+”, in Kleines masurisches Wörterbuch mit Lesestücken und einen Tonträger (in German), archived from the original on 2023-12-10, page 22

Scots edit

Etymology edit

From Old English niht.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nicht (plural nichts)

  1. night, evening
  2. (definite singular) tonight
    • It's a braw, bricht, moonlit nicht the nicht. It's a beautiful, bright moonlit night tonight.

Derived terms edit

West Frisian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Dutch nicht.

Noun edit

nicht c (plural nichten, diminutive nichtsje)

  1. female cousin
    Coordinate term: neef
  2. (archaic) niece

Further reading edit

  • nicht”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011