nic

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

nic

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-5 language code for Niger–Congo languages.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of nicotine.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nic (uncountable)

  1. (slang) nicotine
    I prefer vaping with nic-free juice.

Anagrams[edit]

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Czech nic. The "č-less" form nic is from Proto-Slavic *ničьso (originally Proto-Slavic *ničeso), an (archaic and synchronically irregular) variant of genitive. Compare with Polish nic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nic

  1. nothing (not a thing)
    Antonym: něco
    nic jinéhonothing else

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • nic in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • nic in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • nic in Internetová jazyková příručka

Kashubian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɲit͡s/
  • Syllabification: nic

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *ničьto.

Pronoun[edit]

nic

  1. nothing (not a thing)

Adverb[edit]

nic

  1. nothing; not at all
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *nitь.

Noun[edit]

nic f

  1. thread (long, thin and flexible form of material)

Further reading[edit]

  • Stefan Ramułt (1893), “ńic”, in Słownik języka pomorskiego czyli kaszubskiego, page 127
  • Eùgeniusz Gòłąbk (2011), “nic”, in Słownik Polsko-Kaszubski / Słowôrz Pòlskò-Kaszëbsczi, page 100
  • nic (1)”, in Internetowi Słowôrz Kaszëbsczégò Jãzëka [Internet Dictionary of the Kashubian Language]‎[1], Fundacja Kaszuby, 2022
  • nic (2)”, in Internetowi Słowôrz Kaszëbsczégò Jãzëka [Internet Dictionary of the Kashubian Language]‎[2], Fundacja Kaszuby, 2022
  • nic (3)”, in Internetowi Słowôrz Kaszëbsczégò Jãzëka [Internet Dictionary of the Kashubian Language]‎[3], Fundacja Kaszuby, 2022

Masurian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Polish nic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɲit͡s]
  • Syllabification: nic

Pronoun[edit]

nic n

  1. nothing (not a thing)

Noun[edit]

nic n

  1. nothing (someone or something trifling, or of no consequence or importance)

Further reading[edit]

  • Zofia Stamirowska (1987-2021), “nic”, in Anna Basara, editor, Słownik gwar Ostródzkiego, Warmii i Mazur, volume 4, Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich Wydawnictwo Polskiej Akademii Nauk, →ISBN, page 292-293

Old Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (13th CE) /ˈɲit͡s/
  • IPA(key): (15th CE) /ˈɲit͡s/

Pronoun[edit]

nic n

  1. Alternative form of ničs.

Noun[edit]

nic n

  1. Alternative form of ničs.

Adverb[edit]

nic

  1. Alternative form of ničs.

Adjective[edit]

nic

  1. short masculine singular of nicí

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ne- +‎ ic/iċ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nic, niċ

  1. not I, not me

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: nich

Old Polish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *ničьto. First attested in the 14th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (10th–15th CE) /ɲit͡s/
  • IPA(key): (15th CE) /ɲit͡s/

Pronoun[edit]

nic n

  1. nothing (not a thing)

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

nic n

  1. nothing (someone or something trifling, or of no consequence or importance)

Adverb[edit]

nic

  1. nothing; not at all

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Polish nic. The "cz-less" form nic is from Proto-Slavic *ničьso (originally Proto-Slavic *ničeso), an (archaic and synchronically irregular) variant of genitive. Compare with Czech nic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nic n

  1. nothing (not a thing)

Noun[edit]

nic n

  1. nothing (someone or something trifling, or of no consequence or importance)

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nic (not comparable)

  1. nothing; not at all

Trivia[edit]

According to Słownik frekwencyjny polszczyzny współczesnej (1990), nic is one of the most used words in Polish, appearing 31 times in scientific texts, 8 times in news, 43 times in essays, 183 times in fiction, and 332 times in plays, each out of a corpus of 100,000 words, totaling 597 times, making it the 77th most common word in a corpus of 500,000 words.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ida Kurcz (1990), “nic”, in Słownik frekwencyjny polszczyzny współczesnej [Frequency dictionary of the Polish language] (in Polish), volume 1, Kraków; Warszawa: Polska Akademia Nauk. Instytut Języka Polskiego, page 279

Further reading[edit]

  • nic in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • nic in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • Maria Renata Mayenowa, Stanisław Rospond, Witold Taszycki, Stefan Hrabec, Władysław Kuraszkiewicz (2010-2023) “nic”, in Słownik Polszczyzny XVI Wieku [A Dictionary of 16th Century Polish]‎[4]
  • “NIC”, in Elektroniczny Słownik Języka Polskiego XVII i XVIII Wieku [Electronic Dictionary of the Polish Language of the XVII and XVIII Century]‎[5], 13.12.2021
  • Samuel Bogumił Linde (1807–1814), “nic”, in Słownik języka polskiego
  • Aleksander Zdanowicz (1861), “nic”, in Słownik języka polskiego, Wilno 1861
  • J. Karłowicz, A. Kryński, W. Niedźwiedzki, editors (1904), “nic”, in Słownik języka polskiego (in Polish), volume 3, Warsaw, page 249
  • nic in Narodowy Fotokorpus Języka Polskiego

Silesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Polish nic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nic n

  1. nothing (not a thing)

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nic

  1. nothing; not at all

Further reading[edit]

  • nic in dykcjonorz.eu
  • nic in silling.org