Latin Root: Nihil
What are some words that contain the Latin root word nihil?
The Latin root nihil means nothing. It is sometimes shortened to nil.
Here is a short list of English derivatives:
nihilism: a system of belief that rejects all laws and institutions, i.e. believes in nothing.
nihilist: a person who follows the tenets of nihilism.
annihilate: to destroy, make into nothing. annihilation.
nil: sometimes, a soccer score. Nothing, zero.
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