nul

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Afrikaans[edit]

Afrikaans cardinal numbers
0 1  > 
    Cardinal : nul

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch nul, from Middle Dutch nul, from Middle French nul or Italian nulla, from Latin nullus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

nul

  1. zero

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nullus (none), attested from 1888.[1]

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Adjective[edit]

nul (feminine nul·la, masculine plural nuls, feminine plural nul·les)

  1. null, insignificant, negligible
    • 2020 August 8, Àlex Bustos, “Tres dones que aspiren a derrocar “l’últim dictador d’Europa” [Three women who aspire to take down "the last dictator in Europe"]”, in Ara[1]:
      Bielorússia ha sigut l’únic país europeu que ha continuat vivint com si no hi hagués pandèmia. L’actuació del govern per combatre la malaltia ha sigut pràcticament nul·la.
      Belarus has been the only European country who has continued living as if there were no pandemic. The government's action to combat the disease has been practically null.
  2. useless, inept
    Synonyms: inútil, inepte
  3. null, void, invalid
  4. null, absent, non-existent
    Synonyms: absent, inexistent

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “nul” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Via German Null (zero) and Italian nulla (zero) from New Latin nūlla (zero), a substantivization of the adjective Latin nūllus (no).

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

nul

  1. zero

Interjection[edit]

nul

  1. no way (vehement refusal)

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Noun[edit]

nul n (singular definite nullet, plural indefinite nuller)

  1. The numeric symbol that represents the cardinal number zero.
    En million er et ettal med seks nuller efter.
    One million is a one followed by six zeros.
  2. (figuratively) A nobody, a nonentity.
  3. (in the plural) 2000s (the first decade of the 21st century)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: núll

Pronoun[edit]

nul (uninflected)

  1. (determiner) no
  2. (pronoun) nothing

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch cardinal numbers
0 1  > 
    Cardinal : nul
    Ordinal : nulde

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch nul, from Middle French nul, from Old French nul, nulle (modern French nul) or Italian nulla, from Latin nūlla, from Latin nūllus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nʏl/
  • (file)
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  • Hyphenation: nul
  • Rhymes: -ʏl

Numeral[edit]

nul

  1. zero, nought

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

nul m (plural nullen, diminutive nulletje n)

  1. (mathematics) A zero, naught, the numerical expression of none, nothing.
  2. (figuratively) A score of zero, the worst possible result.
  3. (figuratively) A good-for-nothing, worth-/use-less person.

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Adjective[edit]

nul (used only predicatively, not comparable)

  1. (archaic) nul, void
  2. worthless

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Esperanto[edit]

Esperanto numbers (edit)
0 1  → 
    Cardinal: nul
    Ordinal: nula

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from nulo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

nul

  1. zero
    Akvo glaciiĝas je nul celsiaj gradoj.
    Water freezes at zero degrees Celsius.

Usage notes[edit]

Can be used with both singular and plural nouns. (E.g. “zero dollars” can be both “nul dolaro” or “nul dolaroj”.) There is no formal standard for grammatical plurality of numbers between -1 and 1.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French nul, from Old French, from Latin nullus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nul (feminine singular nulle, masculine plural nuls, feminine plural nulles)

  1. (indefinite, singular only) no, nil
  2. of poor quality, lousy, rubbish
  3. lame

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural forms of nul as a determiner are archaic.

Noun[edit]

nul m (plural nuls)

  1. (sports) A draw.

Pronoun[edit]

nul ?

  1. (literary) no one, nobody

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French nul, from Latin nullus.

Pronoun[edit]

nul

  1. nobody; no one
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 65:
      nul ne le povoit mieulx faire
      nobody could do it better

Adjective[edit]

nul m (feminine singular nulle, masculine plural nuls, feminine plural nulles)

  1. none (not any)

Descendants[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin nullus.

Pronoun[edit]

nul (singular, nominative nus or nuls)

  1. nobody; no one

Adjective[edit]

nul m (oblique and nominative feminine singular nule)

  1. none (not any)

Descendants[edit]


Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) nulla
  • (Sutsilvan) nola, nula
  • (Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) nolla

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nullus.

Numeral[edit]

nul

  1. (Sursilvan) zero