nix

See also: Nix and *nix

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From German nix, colloquial form of nichts ‎(nothing)[1]. Compare also Dutch niks ‎(nothing), informal for niets ‎(nothing). More at naught.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nix ‎(uncountable)

  1. (colloquial): nothing.
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VerbEdit

nix ‎(third-person singular simple present nixes, present participle nixing, simple past and past participle nixed)

  1. To make something become nothing; to reject or cancel.
    Nix the last order - the customer walked out.
    • 2012 June 17, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Homer’s Triple Bypass” (season 4, episode 11; originally aired 12/17/1992)”[1], The Onion AV Club:
      At work Mr. Burns spies Homer munching complacently on a donut and hisses that each donut Homer shoves into his fat face brings him one donut closer to the poisoned donut Mr. Burns has ordered thrown into the mix as a form of culinary Russian Roulette, only to learn from Smithers that the plant’s lawyers ultimately nixed the poisoned donut plan because “they consider it murder.”
  2. To destroy or eradicate.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ nix in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary

Etymology 2Edit

From German Nix, from Middle High German nickes, niches, from Old High German nichus, nihhus, from Proto-Germanic *nikwus ‎(water-spirit; nix), from Proto-Indo-European *neygʷ- ‎(to wash). Cognate with Old English nicor ‎(a water-monster; hippopotamus). More at nicker.

NounEdit

nix ‎(plural nixes)

  1. A treacherous water-spirit; a nixie.

Classical NahuatlEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nīx ‎(inanimate)

  1. first-person singular possessive singular of īxtli; (it is) my eye.
  2. first-person singular possessive plural of īxtli; (they are) my eyes.

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German nichts ‎(nothing).

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

nix or niks

  1. no, no way

PronounEdit

nix

  1. (nonstandard form of) niks

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

A widespread form in dialects all over the German language area, probably the same as standard nichts, viz. a contraction of it.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

nix

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of nichts ‎(nothing)
    Ich hab nix gesehen.
    I saw nothing.

InterjectionEdit

nix

  1. no way!
    Nix! Jetzt ist Schluss hier!
    No way! That's it now!

External linksEdit

  • nix in Duden online

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

PIE root
*sneygʷʰ-

From Proto-Italic *sniks, from Proto-Indo-European *snígʷʰs ‎(snow), root noun derived from *sneygʷʰ- ‎(to snow) (whence also Latin nivit, ningit, ninguit). Direct cognates include Ancient Greek νίφα ‎(nípha) and Old Irish snechta and indirectly also Sanskrit स्नेह ‎(sneha) and Old English snāw and snīwan (English snow and snew).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nix f ‎(genitive nivis); third declension

  1. snow
  2. white hair

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nix nivēs
genitive nivis nivium
dative nivī nivibus
accusative nivem nivēs
ablative nive nivibus
vocative nix nivēs

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RafsiEdit

nix

  1. rafsi of nixli.

SwedishEdit

InterjectionEdit

nix

  1. (slang) not, no (negative response to a question)
    Någon undrade om guldfonder, men nix sade Claes, alltför osäkert.
    Someone asked about gold funds, but Claes said "nope, too risky".
    - Är det någon vi känner? Frågade pappa. - Nix, svarade jag.
    Dad asked "Is it someone we know?" "No", I answered.

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