See also: Nix and *nix

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.
  2. To destroy or eradicate.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ nix in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

nix (plural nixes)

  1. A treacherous water-spirit; a nixie.

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, i.e. 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!

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative nix nivēs
genitive nivis nivum
dative nivī nivibus
accusative nivem nivēs
ablative nive nivibus
vocative nix nivēs

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LojbanEdit

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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  • nix pix
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