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A satellite of Pluto.
[Alteration (in order to avoid confusion with the asteroid 3908 Nyx) of Nyx, Greek goddess of the night, from Greek Nux, from nux, night; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots.]
A water sprite of German mythology, usually in human form or half-human and half-fish.
[German, from Middle High German nickes, from Old High German nihhus.]
nix 2(nĭks) Slang
Not so; no.
tr.v. nixed, nix·ing, nix·es
To forbid, refuse, or veto: Congress nixed the tax hike.
1. another word for no11
2. be careful! watch out!
3. a rejection or refusal
4. nothing at all
(tr) to veto, deny, reject, or forbid (plans, suggestions, etc)
[C18: from German, colloquial form of nichts nothing]
(European Myth & Legend) German myth a male water sprite, usually unfriendly to humans
[C19: from German Nixe nymph or water spirit, from Old High German nihhus; related to Old English nicor sea monster]
3. to veto.
[1780–90; < German: variant of nichts nothing]
n., pl. nix•es.
(in Germanic folklore) a water spirit that draws its victims into its underwater home.
[1825–35; < German Nix]
Past participle: nixed
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|Noun||1.||nix - 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"|
relative quantity - a quantity relative to some purpose
nihil - (Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ); "nihil habet"
|Verb||1.||nix - command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"|
ban - prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; "Smoking is banned in this building"
enjoin - issue an injunction