nit

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Middle English nite, from Old English hnitu, from Proto-Germanic *hnitō (cf. Dutch neet, German Nisse, Norwegian nit), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱ(o)nid- (cf. 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. (slang) A fool, a nitwit.
  4. A nitpicker
  5. A minor shortcoming
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Etymology 2[edit]

Latin nitere (to shine)

Noun[edit]

nit (plural nits)

  1. A candela per square meter.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nox, noctem.

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nit f (plural nits)

  1. night
    durant la nit
    during the night

Czech[edit]

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nit f

  1. thread

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Lojban[edit]

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nit

  1. rafsi of cnita.

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

German Niete.

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nit m

  1. rivet (mechanical fastener)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Niete.

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nit n

  1. rivet

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

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nȋt f (Cyrillic spelling ни̑т)

  1. thread
  2. flow, continuity

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Slovene[edit]

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nìt f (genitive níti, nominative plural níti)

  1. thread

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Niet.

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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

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Volapük[edit]

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nit

  1. A staple
  2. A staple for office stapler