Definitions for NIXnɪks
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Origin of nix:
1780–90; < G: var. of nichts nothing
(in Germanic folklore) a water spirit that draws its victims into its underwater home.
Origin of nix:
1825–35; < G Nix
nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo(verb)
a quantity of no importance
"it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it"
forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix(verb)
"I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
A treacherous water-spirit; a nixie.
One of the moons of Pluto (named 21 June 2006.)
Unix and various other similar and/or compatible operating systems.
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Origin: Named after the mother of Charon, goddess of darkness and light.
one of a class of water spirits, commonly described as of a mischievous disposition
The Nyx/Nixie are shapeshifting water spirits who usually appear in human form. These spirits have appeared in the myths and legends of all Germanic peoples in Europe., Although perhaps most known in norwegian and scandinavian folklore. In recent times such creatures have usually been depicted as human in shape, however the English Knucker is generally depicted as a wyrm or dragon, thus attesting to the survival of the other usage as any "water-being" rather than an exclusively humanoid creature. Their sex, bynames, and various animal-like transformations vary geographically. The German Nix and his Scandinavian counterparts are males. The German Nixe or Nixie is a female river mermaid.
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