nit

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See also: nît, -nit, нит, and нить

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

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]

Noun[edit]

nit f

  1. thread

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

nit f (genitive singular nitar, no plural)

  1. nit (egg of a louse)

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Ozolotepec Zapotec[edit]

Noun[edit]

nit

  1. water

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Polish[edit]

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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]

nȉt f

  1. thread

Inflection[edit]

Feminine, i-stem
nom. sing. nit
gen. sing. niti
singular dual plural
nominative nit niti niti
accusative nit niti niti
genitive niti niti niti
dative niti nitma nitim
locative niti nitih nitih
instrumental nitjo nitma nitmi

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 (nominative 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]

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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)