ex nihilo

[ eks nahy-uh-loh, nee-uh- ]
/ ˌɛks ˈnaɪ ə loʊ, ˈni ə- /

adverb, adjective Latin.

out of nothing; from nothing.

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Definition for nihilo (2 of 2)

ex nihilo nihil fit
[ eks ni-hi-loh ni-hil fit; English eks nahy-hi-loh nahy-hil fit, nee-hi-loh nee-hil ]
/ ɛks ˈnɪ hɪˌloʊ ˈnɪ hɪl ˈfɪt; English ɛks ˈnaɪ hɪˌloʊ ˈnaɪ hɪl ˈfɪt, ˈni hɪˌloʊ ˈni hɪl /

Latin.

nothing is created from nothing.
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Example sentences from the Web for nihilo

  • Iam Hanno timere incipiebat, sed periculum astuto responso avertit: Hoc vero inquit si feceritis, nihilo eritis Afris meliores.

    Selections from Viri Romae|Charles Franois L'Homond
  • I don't see how nihilo inornata would make more for Vossius's Sense.

    Lectures on Poetry|Joseph Trapp