nihil

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nihil

  1. (indefinite) The absence of anything; nothing.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nihilum, from ne- (not) and hilum (a trifle, a bagatelle).

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nihil n

  1. (indefinite) nothing
    • c. 185 BCE – 159 BCE, Publius Terentius Afer, Heauton Timorumenos 1.77
      Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
      I am a man, I consider nothing that is human alien to me.
    • 63 BCE, Cicero, Catiline Orations (Latin text and English translations here)
      Nihil agis, nihil moliris, nihil cogitas quod non ego non modo audiam sed etiam videam planeque sentiam.
      You do nothing, you plan nothing, you think of nothing which I not only do not hear, but which I do not see and know every particular of.
    Nihilne in mentem? — Does nothing come to mind?
    Nihil est. — It's nothing.

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Malay[edit]

Malay cardinal numbers
  0 1
    Cardinal : nihil

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nihil.

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nihil (Jawi spelling نيهيل)

  1. (cardinal) zero

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