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Nike

[nahy-kee]
noun
  1. the ancient Greek goddess of victory.
  2. one of a series of antiaircraft or antimissile missiles having two or three rocket stages.
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Origin of Nike

From the Greek word nī́kē victory, conquest
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Nike

noun
  1. Greek myth the winged goddess of victoryRoman counterpart: Victoria
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Word Origin for Nike

from Greek: victory
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Nike

Greek goddess of victory (identified by the Romans with their Victoria), literally "victory," probably connected with neikos "quarrel, strife," neikein "to quarrel with." As a type of U.S. defensive surface-to-air missiles, attested from 1952.

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