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From ne- +‎ hilum


nihilum n ‎(genitive nihilī); second declension

  1. nothing
    Et possidebunt illam onocrotalus et ericius et ibis et corvus habitabunt in ea et extendetur super eam mensura ut redigatur ad nihilum et perpendiculum in desolationem
    The bittern and ericius shall possess it: and the ibis and the raven shall dwell in it: and a line shall be stretched out upon it, to bring it to nothing, and a plummet, unto desolation. Isaias 34:11.


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nihilum nihila
genitive nihilī nihilōrum
dative nihilō nihilīs
accusative nihilum nihila
ablative nihilō nihilīs
vocative nihilum nihila


  • nihilum in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nihilum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nihilum” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a thing costs nothing: aliquid nihilo or gratis constat
  • Morwood, James. A Latin Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.