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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English nite, from Old English hnitu, from Proto-Germanic *hnits (compare Dutch neet, German Nisse, Norwegian nit), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱ(o)nid- (compare Scottish Gaelic sneadh, Lithuanian glìnda, Polish gnida, Albanian thëri, Ancient Greek κονίς (konís))

NounEdit

nit (plural nits)

  1. The egg of a louse.
  2. A young louse.
  3. (Britain, slang) A fool, a nitwit.
  4. A nitpicker.
  5. A minor shortcoming.
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

nit (third-person singular simple present nits, present participle nitting, simple past and past participle nitted)

  1. (MLE) To have the modus vivendi of a drug addict, to live the life of a nitty.
    • 2018, HL8 and SimpzBeatz (music), “Rolling Round”, performed by Sparko of OMH:
      Can’t miss no dots
      Every shot let caused I’m hittin
      Used to bag it up in the toilet
      My mumsie thought I was shittin
      Ever seen a junky fittin?
      Ever stepped in a room full of needles?
      No I ain’t doin no nittin
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin nitēre (to shine).

NounEdit

nit (plural nits)

  1. A candela per square meter.
    This brightness of this LCD screen is between 900 and 1000 nits.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

nit (plural nits)

  1. Synonym of nat (logarithmic unit of information)

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Catalan nuit, from Old Occitan (compare Occitan nuèit), from Latin noctem, accusative of nox (compare French nuit, Portuguese noite, Spanish noche, Italian notte), from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts (compare English night).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nit f (plural nits)

  1. night
    durant la nitduring the night

Related termsEdit


Central Mahuatlán ZapotecoEdit

NounEdit

nit

  1. water

ReferenceEdit


CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɲɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

NounEdit

nit f

  1. thread

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • nit in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • nit in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse gnit, from Proto-Germanic *hnits.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nit f (genitive singular nitar, no plural)

  1. nit (egg of a louse)

DeclensionEdit


Ozolotepec ZapotecEdit

NounEdit

nit

  1. water

ReferenceEdit


PolishEdit

 
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nity

EtymologyEdit

From German Niet.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nit m inan

  1. rivet (mechanical fastener)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • nit in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Niet.

NounEdit

nit n (plural nituri)

  1. rivet

San Baltazar Loxicha ZapotecEdit

NounEdit

nit

  1. water

ReferenceEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nȋt f (Cyrillic spelling ни̑т)

  1. thread
  2. flow, continuity

DeclensionEdit


SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nìt f (genitive níti, nominative plural níti)

  1. thread

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Niet.

NounEdit

nit c

  1. a rivet, a stud
  2. the action of braking (a motor vehicle) very hard
  3. a lottery ticket which gave no reward
  4. zeal

DeclensionEdit

Declension of nit 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative nit niten nitar nitarna
Genitive nits nitens nitars nitarnas

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit


VolapükEdit

NounEdit

nit (plural nits)

  1. staple
  2. staple for office stapler

DeclensionEdit


WolofEdit

NounEdit

nit (definite form nit ki)

  1. person

Zipser GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

AdverbEdit

nit

  1. (Romania, including Wassertal) not

ReferencesEdit

  • Claus Stephani, Zipser Mära und Kasska (1989)
  • Anton-Joseph Ilk, Zipser Volksgut aus dem Wassertal (1990)