Friday, September 09, 2011

Nothing, in my words

nahit : nothing

The Illunse word for nothing is nahit. Nahit is a rare masculine first name. NAHIT was the acronym for the former National Alliance for Health Information Technology. Nahit is a Jewish salad or appetizer made with chickpeas. Nahit is the name of a city in Burma.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for nothing náwiht(nothing, naught, a thing of no value, an evil thing), and the Latin word for nothing nihil (nothing; no; trifle or thing not worth mentioning; nonentity; nonsense; no concern).

The Old English word, náwiht, may or may not be the best word for nothing. Other similar words are náht and náþing.

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