nit

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See also: nît and -nit

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English nite, from Old English hnitu, from Proto-Germanic *hnits (compare Dutch neet, German Nisse, Norwegian nit), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱ(o)nid- (compare Scottish Gaelic sneadh, Lithuanian glìnda, Polish gnida, Albanian thëri, Ancient Greek κονίς (konís))

Noun[edit]

nit (plural nits)

  1. The egg of a louse.
  2. A young louse.
  3. (Britain, Ireland, slang) A head louse regardless of its age.
  4. (Britain, slang) A fool, a nitwit.
  5. A nitpicker.
  6. A minor shortcoming.
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Verb[edit]

nit (third-person singular simple present nits, present participle nitting, simple past and past participle nitted)

  1. (MLE) To have the modus vivendi of a drug addict, to live the life of a nitty.
    • 2018, HL8 and SimpzBeatz (music), “Rolling Round”, performed by Sparko of OMH:
      Can’t miss no dots
      Every shot let caused I’m hittin
      Used to bag it up in the toilet
      My mumsie thought I was shittin
      Ever seen a junky fittin?
      Ever stepped in a room full of needles?
      No I ain’t doin no nittin
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin nitēre (to shine).

Noun[edit]

nit (plural nits)

  1. A candela per square meter.
    This brightness of this LCD screen is between 900 and 1000 nits.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

nit (plural nits)

  1. Synonym of nat (logarithmic unit of information)

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Catalan nuit, from Old Occitan (compare Occitan nuèit), from Latin noctem, accusative of nox (compare French nuit, Portuguese noite, Spanish noche, Italian notte), from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts (compare English night).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nit f (plural nits)

  1. night
    durant la nitduring the night

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Central Mahuatlán Zapoteco[edit]

Noun[edit]

nit

  1. water

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɲɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Noun[edit]

nit f

  1. thread

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gnit, from Proto-Germanic *hnits.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nit f (genitive singular nitar, no plural)

  1. nit (egg of a louse)

Declension[edit]


Ozolotepec Zapotec[edit]

Noun[edit]

nit

  1. water

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has articles on:
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nity

Etymology[edit]

From German Niet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nit m inan

  1. rivet (mechanical fastener)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • nit in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Niet.

Noun[edit]

nit n (plural nituri)

  1. rivet

San Baltazar Loxicha Zapotec[edit]

Noun[edit]

nit

  1. water

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nȋt f (Cyrillic spelling ни̑т)

  1. thread
  2. flow, continuity

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nìt f (genitive níti, nominative plural níti)

  1. thread

Declension[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Niet.

Noun[edit]

nit c

  1. a rivet, a stud
  2. the action of braking (a motor vehicle) very hard
  3. a lottery ticket which gave no reward
  4. zeal

Declension[edit]

Declension of nit 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative nit niten nitar nitarna
Genitive nits nitens nitars nitarnas

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

nit (plural nits)

  1. staple
  2. staple for office stapler

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Wolof[edit]

Noun[edit]

nit (definite form nit ki)

  1. person

Zipser German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nit

  1. (Romania, including Wassertal) not

References[edit]

  • Claus Stephani, Zipser Mära und Kasska (1989)
  • Anton-Joseph Ilk, Zipser Volksgut aus dem Wassertal (1990)