nix

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See also: Nix and *nix

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nix (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial): nothing.
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Verb[edit]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ nix in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

nix (plural nixes)

  1. A treacherous water-spirit; a nixie.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German nichts (nothing).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /neɡs/, [neɡ̊s]

Interjection[edit]

nix or niks

  1. no, no way

Pronoun[edit]

nix

  1. (nonstandard form of) niks

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nix

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

Interjection[edit]

nix

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

External links[edit]

  • nix in Duden online

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nix f (genitive nivis); third declension

  1. snow

Inflection[edit]

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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Rafsi[edit]

nix

  1. rafsi of nixli.

Swedish[edit]

Interjection[edit]

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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