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
: sometimes, a soccer score. Nothing, zero.
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.