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INS 3NIS 3
SIN 3 

2 letters words from 'nis'

IN 2IS 2
SI 2 

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nis ins nsi sni isn sin

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Definitions and meaning of nis

nis

Etymology 1

Noun

nis

  1. A nix; a hobgoblin.

Etymology 2

Contraction

nis

  1. (obsolete) Contraction of ne is

Anagrams

  • INS, Ins, Ins., NSI, SIN, Sin, in's, ins, ins., sin

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch nis, from Middle French niche.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nəs/

Noun

nis (plural nisse)

  1. niche

Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *neitša, from Proto-Indo-European *néykʷyeti, related to Lithuanian su-nìkti (to set upon, to attack), Proto-Slavic *niknǫti (to rise, grow), and, proposed by some, Ancient Greek νεῖκος (neîkos, quarrel, struggle).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nis/

Verb

nis (first-person singular past tense nisa, participle nisur)

  1. I start, I begin
  2. I prepare for a journey

References


Amatlán Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Alternative forms

  • nits (San Francisco Logueche)

Noun

nis

  1. (San Cristóbal) water

References

  • SIL / Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Ayoquesco Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Cajonos Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Catalan

Noun

nis

  1. plural of ni

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French niche (17th century).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɪs/
  • Hyphenation: nis
  • Rhymes: -ɪs

Noun

nis f (plural nissen, diminutive nisje n)

  1. (architecture) niche
    Synonym: muurholte

Related terms

  • niche

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: nis

Irish

Noun

nis m sg

  1. genitive singular of neas (moulding-block)

Further reading

  • "nis" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Mitla Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • Stubblefield, Mitla Zapotec Texts (1994, SIL)
  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Mixtepec Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnis/

Verb

nis

  1. Contraction of ne is (is not).

Old Saxon

Etymology

Compare a similar contraction in Old English, where it applied to the whole conjugation of wesan and thus created the verb nesan. Such contractions with a verb and the negative part *ne are frequently encountered in ancient Germanic languages, compare Old Saxon nitan, newitan (to not know) (from ne + witan), Old English nabban (to not have) (from ne + habban), nillan (to not want) (from ne + willan) and nesan (to not be) (ne + wesan).

Verb

nis

  1. Contraction of ne is (is not).
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Portuguese

Noun

nis f

  1. Plural of noun ni.

Quioquitani-Quierí Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • Stephen A. Marlett, Basic Vocabulary (of Zapotec) (2010) / Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

San Juan Guelavía Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8
  • López Antonio, Joaquín; Jones, Ted; Jones, Kris (2012) Vocabulario breve del Zapoteco de San Juan Guelavía[1] (in Spanish), second electronic edition, Tlalpan, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., pages 16, 23

San Pedro Quiatoni Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Santa María Quiegolani Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Scottish Gaelic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /niʃ/

Adverb

nis

  1. Alternative form of a-nis (now)

Southern Rincon Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Texmelucan Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Tilquiapan Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • Stephen A. Marlett, Basic Vocabulary (of Zapotec) (2010) / Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Tlacolulita Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • Coatlán-Loxicha Zapotec, in notes, citing Smith Stark

Xanaguía Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • Stephen A. Marlett, Basic Vocabulary (of Zapotec) (2010) / Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Yalálag Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • F. López Lorenzo, Cuent que to tiemp ca uk huin nis (Cuando hubo escasez de agua en Yalálag) (1979)
  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Yatee Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • Stephen A. Marlett, Basic Vocabulary (of Zapotec) (2010) / Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Yatzachi Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water
  2. juice

Adjective

nis

  1. watery

References

  • NAOS: notes and materials for the linguistic study of the sacred, volume 1 (4), issue 1 (1984): Yatzachi nEl Bajo Zapotec (I. B.) leˀex̭ (adjective) = holy: nis leˀex̭ = holy water.
  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8
  • Butler H., Inez M. (2000) Diccionario zapoteco de Yatzachi: Yatzachi el Bajo, Yatzachi el Alto, Oaxaca (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 37)‎[2], second electronic edition, Coyoacán, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., pages 270–271

Zaniza Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water

References

  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Zoogocho Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *nissa, from Proto-Zapotecan *nissa.

Noun

nis

  1. water
  2. juice

Adjective

nis

  1. watery

References

  • Aaron Huey Sonnenschein, A Descriptive Grammar of San Bartolomé Zoogocho Zapotec (2005)
  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8
  • Long C., Rebecca; Cruz M., Sofronio (2000) Diccionario zapoteco de San Bartolomé Zoogocho, Oaxaca (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 38)‎[3] (in Spanish), second electronic edition, Coyoacán, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 262

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  • in Scandinavian folklore, a brownie or goblin.
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