Part of speech: noun

Nothing. nil.

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Usage examples "nihil":

  1. There would be no reason for such an avoidance of consonants if Ovid had allowed nil in this position; he must therefore have used nihil alone. - "The Last Poems of Ovid", Ovid.
  2. Of him, poet, novelist, as of a critic, naturalist, philologist, essayist, still more illustrious writer of our own, it might be said, " Nihil tetigit quod non ornavit." - "Holidays in Eastern France", Matilda Betham-Edwards.
  3. Etienne and his fellow pages spoke of their lost companion with little regard to the maxim, " nihil nisi bonum de mortuis," and seemed, indeed, to think that he was well out of the way. - "The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune", A. D. Crake.