Definition of nix
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LNS
nix, nivis
νίφα, cf. Gr. νίφα (), snow; Lat. ningit, ninguit
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. snow
  2. white color, whiteness
Abbreviations
nix, nivis, f. cf. Gr. νίφα (acc.), snow; Lat. ningit, ninguit, snow. Lit.: Anaxagoras nivem nigram dixit esse, Cic. Ac. 2, 23, 72: pars terrarum obriguit nive pruināque, id. N. D. 1, 10, 24: miles nivibus pruinisque obrutus, Liv. 5, 2; Lact. 3, 24, 1: opposuit natura Alpemque nivemque, Juv. 10, 152: duratae solo nives, Hor. C. 3, 24, 39; 4, 12, 4: alta, Verg. G. 1, 310: nives solutae, Ov. Am. 3, 6, 93: horrifera, Val. Fl. 6, 306; Plin. 2, 103, 106, § 234.

— Transf., white color, whiteness: capitis nives, i. e. white hair, Hor. C. 4, 13, 12; Prud. praef. Cath. 25 (dura translatio, Quint. 8, 6, 17): eboris, App. de Mundo, p. 69, 21.

— Plur.: nives, snows, i. e. a cold climate, Prop. 1, 8, 8.
 
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