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Definition of the noun nisus

What does nisus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: nisuses

  1. an effortful attempt to attain a goal
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of nisus: pains / strain / striving
    • more generic words: attempt / effort / endeavor / endeavour / try = earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    • more specific words: jehad / jihad = a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal


  1. "Nisus" is a musical album of Mark Alan Miller.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  2. "Nisus" is a composition.

Phrases with Nisus

  1. Conus Nisus
  2. Falco Nisus
  3. Copris Nisus
  4. Hadena Nisus
  5. Nirmus Nisus
  6. Charaxes Nisus
  7. Graphium Nisus
  8. accipiter nisus
  9. Marasmius Nisus
  10. Aconeceras Nisus
  11. Chamaeceras Nisus
  12. Degeeriella Nisus
  13. Dichotomius Nisus
  14. Platygaster nisus
  15. Kelerinirmus Nisus
  16. Neolophonotus Nisus
  17. Paracirrhites nisus
  18. Species Conus Nisus
  19. Species Falco Nisus
  20. Species Copris Nisus

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Nisus

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Google previewEtymologicon Universale (1822)

Or, Universal Etymological Dictionary. On a New Plan. In which it is Shewn, that Consonants are Alone to be Regarded in Discovering the Affinities of Words, and that the Vowels are to be Wholly Rejected; that Languages Contain the Same Fundamental Idea; and that They are Derived from the Earth, and the Operations, Accidents, and Properties Belonging to it by Walter Whiter

Nisus is the Latin for the Hawk, as alluding to the Story. ( Virg.

Google previewThe Facts On File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions (2003)

by Martin H. Manser, David Pickering

Nisus and Euryalus (nı ̄sa ̆s, yooreeala ̆s) An archetype of perfect friendship. Nisus and Euryalus were two Trojans who journeyed to Italy with Aeneas and died during night attack on the camp of the Rutulians while the enemy was deep in ...

Google previewLexicon Physico-medicum (1794)

Or, A New Medicinal Dictionary. Explaining the Difficult Terms Used in the Several Branches of the Profession ... by John Quincy

can be got asunder; and, whereas the parts inclosing such corpuscles, cannot be got asunder, unless by some nisus of the parts of blood with one another, whereby the attrition and abrasion of the coherent particles age produced; it follows, ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology and Geography (1891)

Based on the Larger Dictionaries by William Smith

NISUS. tin), a celebrated city of Mesopotamia, and the capital of the district of Mygdonia, stood on the river Mygdonius (Pfahr-al-Hiiali) 37 Roman miles S.W. of Tigranocerta, in a very fertile district. It was the centre of a considerable trade, and ...

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Small photo of Wild Male Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipter nisus). On its plucking post More...

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Video shows what nisus means. A mental or physical effort to attain a specific goal, a striving.. Nisus Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary.

Scrabble value of N1I1S1U1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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