ex nihilo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ex (from) + nihilo (nothing)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛks ˈnaɪ(h)ɪləʊ/, /ˌɛks ˈniː(h)ɪləʊ/

Prepositional phrase[edit]

ex nihilo

  1. Arriving from or out of nothing.
    • 1996, Macy Nulman, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer, page 320:
      This creation ex nihilo came into being in a manner completely opposed to the ordinary course of natural law.