nit
I. noun Etymology: Middle English nite, from Old English hnitu; akin to Old High German hniz nit, Greek konid-, konis Date: before 12th century 1. the egg of a louse or other parasitic insect; also the insect itself when young 2. a minor shortcoming II. noun Date: circa 1903 chiefly British nitwit

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  • NIT — Страна Молдова Зона вещания …   Википедия

  • nit — nȋt ž <G i, I i> DEFINICIJA 1. nešto što je tanko i po izgledu kao konac 2. pren. neprekinut slijed čega, nešto što se potanko može pratiti kako teče, razvija i sl. [izgubiti nit] 3. inform. nezavisni skup naredbi koji se samostalno… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Nit — (n[i^]t), n. [AS. hnitu; akin to D. neet, G. niss, OHG. niz; cf. Gr. koni s, koni dos, Icel. gnit, Sw. gnet, Dan. gnid, Russ. & Pol. gnida, Bohem. hnida, W. nedd.] (Zo[ o]l.) The egg of a louse or other small insect. [1913 Webster] {Nit grass}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nit — bezeichnet: eine veraltete Einheit der Leuchtdichte: Nit (Leuchtdichteeinheit) eine veraltete Einheit der Informationsmenge: Nit (Informationseinheit) eine altägyptische Gottheit: Neith (Ägyptische Mythologie) das englische Wort für Nisse(n), die …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • nit — nit1 [nit] n. [ME nite < OE hnitu, akin to Ger niss < IE base * knid , louse, nit, prob. < * ken , to scratch] 1. the egg of a louse or similar insect 2. a young louse, etc. nit2 [nit] n. [Chiefly Brit.] short for NITWIT …   English World dictionary

  • nit — (n.) O.E. hnitu louse egg, nit, from P.Gmc. *khnito (Cf. Norw. nit, M.Du. nete, Du. neet, M.H.G. niz, Ger. Niß), from PIE root *knid egg of a louse (Cf. Rus., Pol. gnida, Czech knida; Gk. konidos, gen. kon …   Etymology dictionary

  • nit — [nit] n. m. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe (in Larousse, 1953); lat. nitidus « brillant », de nitere « briller ». → Nitescence. ❖ ♦ Sc. Unité de luminance, valant une candela par mètre carré de surface apparente …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • nit — [nıt] n [: Old English; Origin: hnitu] 1.) an egg of a ↑louse (=a small insect that sucks blood) , that is sometimes found in people s hair 2.) BrE informal a silly person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nit — [ nıt ] noun count the egg of an insect called a LOUSE that people sometimes have in their hair …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • NIT — puede hacer referencia a: Número de Identificación Tributaria. National Invitation Tournament. Unidad de Luminancia, equivalente a candelas /metro2. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo título. Si llegaste… …   Wikipedia Español

  • nît — ž 〈G i, I i〉 1. {{001f}}nešto što je tanko i po izgledu kao konac 2. {{001f}}pren. neprekinut slijed čega, nešto što se potanko može pratiti kako teče, razvija i sl. [izgubiti ∼] 3. {{001f}}inform. nezavisni skup naredbi koji se samostalno… …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

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