See also: Nis, -nis, and ñiś

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

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.
Last modified on 26 February 2014, at 21:04