nihil

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nihil

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

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nihil n ‎(indeclinable)

  1. (indefinite) nothing
    Nihilne in mentem?‎ ― Does nothing come to mind?
    Nihil est.‎ ― It's nothing.

Declension[edit]

Not declined; used only in the nominative and accusative singular.

Case Singular
nominative nihil
genitive
dative
accusative nihil
ablative
vocative

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References[edit]

  • nihil in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nihil in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • NIHIL” in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • nihil” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • I cannot wait till..: nihil mihi longius est or videtur quam dum or quam ut
    • nothing is more tiresome to me than..: nihil mihi longius est quam (c. Inf.)
    • a wise man is in no way affected by this: hoc nihil ad sapientem pertinet
    • to live a life free from all misfortune: nihil calamitatis (in vita) videre
    • to afford no consolation: nihil habere consolationis
    • to considerably (in no way) further the common good: multum (nihil) ad communem utilitatem afferre
    • I will refuse you nothing: nihil tibi a me postulanti recusabo
    • not to trouble oneself about a thing: nihil omnino curare
    • there is nothing I am more interested in than..: nihil antiquius or prius habeo quam ut (nihil mihi antiquius or potius est, quam ut)
    • to live as scrupulously moral a life as ever: nihil ex pristina virtute remittere
    • to do no business with a man: nihil cum aliquo contrahere
    • not to mention..: ut non (nihil) dicam de...
    • but this is not to the point: sed hoc nihil (sane) ad rem
    • there is something in what you say; you are more or less right: aliquid (τι) dicis (opp. nihil dicis)

Malay[edit]

Malay cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : nihil

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nihil.

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nihil ‎(Jawi spelling نيهيل)

  1. (cardinal) zero

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