Definition of nixus
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LNS
nixus, nixūs
1. nitor
noun (m., 4th declension)
  1. a pressure
  2. a striving, exertion, effort
  3. pains, throes, travail
  4. a constellation
Abbreviations
nixus, ūs, m. 1. nitor, a pressure (the same as nisus, v. 2, nisus). Lit.: astra se nixu suo conglobata continent, revolution, course, * Cic. N. D. 2, 46, 117.

— Transf., a striving, exertion, effort: hic ad summum non pervenit nixu (al. nisu), sed impetu, Quint. 8, 4, 9; 1, 12, 10.

— In partic., pains, throes, travail of parturition: fetūs nixibus edunt, Verg. G. 4, 199; Ov. H. 4, 126: laboriosi nixūs, Gell. 12, 1, 4.

— Nixus, a constellation; v. Engonasi.
 
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