See also: niť, nịt, nît, ɲit, -nit, нит, and нить

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 *-níd- (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. (UK, Ireland, slang) A head louse regardless of its age.
  4. (UK, slang) A fool, a nitwit.
  5. A nitpicker.
  6. A minor shortcoming.
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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

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin nitēre (to shine).

NounEdit

nit (plural nits)

  1. A candela per square metre.
    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)

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

nit (plural nits)

  1. (poker) A player with an overly cautious and reactive playing style.
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CatalanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Catalan nuyt, from Latin noctem (compare Occitan nuèit, French nuit, Spanish noche), from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts (compare English night).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nit f (plural nits)

  1. night
    Antonyms: dia, jorn
    durant la nitduring the night

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Central Mahuatlán ZapotecoEdit

NounEdit

nit

  1. water

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CzechEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Czech nit, from Proto-Slavic *nitь.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɲɪt] (informally pronounced /ˈɲɪc/)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: nit
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

NounEdit

nit f

  1. thread

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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)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the verb nite.

NounEdit

nit n (definite singular nitet, indefinite plural nit, definite plural nita)

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

nit m (definite singular niten, indefinite plural nitar, definite plural nitane)

  1. a nail, usually iron
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • “nit” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • “nit”, in Norsk Ordbok: ordbok over det norske folkemålet og det nynorske skriftmålet, Oslo: Samlaget, 1950-2016
  • “nit”, in Norsk teknisk ordbok, 2nd edition, Oslo: Samlaget, 1984, page 530

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Old CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

NounEdit

nit f

  1. thread

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Czech: nit

Further readingEdit


Ozolotepec ZapotecEdit

NounEdit

nit

  1. water

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PolishEdit

 
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nity

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Niet, from Middle High German nieten, from Old High German hniotan, from Proto-West Germanic *hneudan, from Proto-Germanic *hneudaną.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nit m inan

  1. rivet (mechanical fastener)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • nit in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • nit in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Niet.

NounEdit

nit n (plural nituri)

  1. rivet

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San Baltazar Loxicha ZapotecEdit

NounEdit

nit

  1. water

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Saterland FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian [Term?]. Cognates include West Frisian net and German nicht.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nit

  1. not
    • 2000, Marron C. Fort, transl., Dät Näie Tästamänt un do Psoolme in ju aasterlauwerfräiske Uurtoal fon dät Seelterlound, Fräislound, Butjoarlound, Aastfräislound un do Groninger Umelounde [The New Testament and the Psalms in the East Frisian language, native to Saterland, Friesland, Butjadingen, East Frisia and the Ommelanden of Groningen], →ISBN, Dät Evangelium ätter Matthäus 1:20:
      Wilst hie noch deeruur ättertoachte, ferskeen him n Ängel fon dän Here in n Droom un kwaad: Josef, Súun fon David, freze die nit, Maria as dien Wieuw bie die aptouníemen;
      While he was still thinking about it, came to him an angel from the Lord in a dream and said: Joseph, son of David, don't be afraid to take Maria as your wife;

ReferencesEdit

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “nit”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nȋt f (Cyrillic spelling ни̑т)

  1. thread

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • nit” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nȉt f

  1. thread

InflectionEdit

Feminine, i-stem
nom. sing. nit
gen. sing. niti
singular dual plural
nominative nit niti niti
accusative nit niti niti
genitive niti niti niti
dative niti nitma nitim
locative niti nitih nitih
instrumental nitjo nitma nitmi

Further readingEdit

  • nit”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

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; a dud
  4. (by extension) a negative outcome
  5. zeal

DeclensionEdit

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

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VolapükEdit

NounEdit

nit (nominative plural nits)

  1. staple
  2. staple for office stapler

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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)