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.
, , , , and are examples of *nixes.
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 neck, nicor, or nixie were shapeshifting water spirits in Germanic mythology and folklore who usually appeared in forms of other creatures. Under a variety of names, they were common to the stories of all Germanic peoples, although they are perhaps best known from Scandinavian folklore. The related English knucker was generally depicted as a wyrm or dragon, although more recent versions depict the spirits in other forms. Their sex, bynames, and various transformations vary geographically. The German Nix and his Scandinavian counterparts were males. The German Nixe was a female river mermaid.
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