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nis

See also: Nis, NIS, -nis, niś, niš, Niš, ñiś, and -niß

EnglishEdit

ContractionEdit

nis

  1. (obsolete) Contraction of ne is

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Proto-Albanian *neitša, from Proto-Indo-European *neikʷi̯ō, related to Lithuanian su-nìkti (to set upon, to attack), Slavic *niknǫti 'to rise, to grow', and, proposed by some, Greek νεῖκος (neῖkos, quarrel, struggle)[1].

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

nis (first-person singular past tense nisa, participle nisur)

  1. I start, I begin
  2. I prepare for journey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill ,Leiden 2000, p.191

Amatlán ZapotecEdit

NounEdit

nis

  1. water

CatalanEdit

NounEdit

nis

  1. plural form of ni

DutchEdit

NounEdit

nis f (plural nissen, diminutive nisje n)

  1. (architecture) niche

SynonymsEdit


IrishEdit

NounEdit

nis

  1. genitive singular of neas

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

nis

  1. rafsi of cnisa.

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of ne + is (from wesan). Compare a similar contraction in Old English, where it applied to the whole conjugation of wesan and thus created the verb nesan. Such contractions with a verb and the negative part ne are frequently encountered in ancient Germanic languages, compare Old Saxon nitan, newitan (from ne + witan, 'to not know'), Old English nabban (from ne + habban, 'to not have'), nillan (from ne + willan, 'to not want') and nesan (ne + wesan, 'to not want').

VerbEdit

nis

  1. Third-person singular present negative form of wesan, 'is not'
    uundres an thesaru uueroldi: nis that uureðaro dad — wonders of this world: it is not the angriest deed (Heliand, verse 3935)

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

nis f

  1. plural form of ni

Scottish GaelicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish indossa.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nis

  1. now

Usage notesEdit

  • The most usual form today is a-nis.