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nu \nu\ n. The 13th letter of the Greek alphabet ([nu]).


Etymology 1 n. 1 Name for the letter of the Greek alphabet (term Ν sc=Grek Greek) and (term ν sc=Grek Greek). 2 A measure of constringence in lenses or prisms. Etymology 2

interj. (context Jewish English) An exclamation of surprise, emphasis, doubt, etc. Etymology 3

a. (context slang spelling English) new


n. the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet


Ñu, also known as José Carlos Molina-Ñu, are a Spanish hard rock band formed in 1974 in Madrid. Their music style, often described as medieval rock, has medieval music, celtic rock and heavy metal influences. The band have experienced multiple line-up changes, with vocalist José Carlos Molina being the only constant presence in the band through the years. The flute predominance in their sound has been compared with Jethro Tull's style, but playing a way heavier sound they are in fact a predecessor of folk metal. As time went by, their style tended to be less folk and more heavier. Their lyrics usually are about medieval castles, riders, villains and heroes.

Nu (mythology)

Nu (; "watery one"), also called Nun ( or ; "inert one") is the deification of the primordial watery abyss in ancient Egyptian religion. In the Ogdoad cosmogony, the word nu means "abyss".

Nu (letter)

Nu (uppercase Ν lowercase ν, also transcribed Ny; modern Ni), is the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 50. It is derived from the ancient Greek alphabet nun . Its Latin equivalent is N, though the lowercase resembles the Roman lowercase v.

The name of the letter is written in Ancient Greek and traditional Modern Greek polytonic orthography, while in Modern Greek it is written .

Nu (kana)

Nu, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana each representing one mora. Both hiragana and katakana are made in two strokes and represent . They are both derived from the Chinese character 奴. In the Ainu language, katakana ヌ can be written as small ㇴ to represent a final n, and is interchangeable with the standard katakana ン.





Normal n-
(な行 na-gyō)



ぬう, ぬぅ

ヌウ, ヌゥ

Other additional forms

Form (nw-)



















Nu (programming language)

Nu is an interpreted object-oriented programming language, with a Lisp-like syntax, created by Tim Burks as an alternative scripting language to program OS X through its Cocoa application programming interface (API). Implementations also exist for iPhone and Linux.

The language was first announced at C4, a conference for indie Mac developers held in August 2007.

Considered a niche tool, possibly because of its Lisp-like syntax, it is notable as part of a rise in use of functional programming languages as of 2014.

Nu (cuneiform)

Cuneiform sign nu is a common use syllabic, or alphabetic (for n or u). It is restricted to "nu", but in the Epic of Gilgamesh, or elsewhere has a sumerogram (capital letter, majuscule) use NU, and probably mostly for a component in personal names (PN), god's names, or specialized names for specific items that use sumerograms.

It is also a common use syllabic/alphabetic sign in the mid 14th-century BC Amarna letters. Since the letters often discuss 'present conditions' in regions, or in cities of the vassal Canaanite region, a segue adverb meaning "now", or now, at this time..., Akkadian language "enūma" is often used, and almost exclusively using nu.

The usage numbers for nu in the Epic of Gilgamesh are as follows: nu-(317), NU-(2).

Usage examples of "nu".

A case is reported on the page before me of a soldier affected with acute inflammation in the chest, who took successively aconite, bryonia, nux vomica, and pulsatilla, and after thirty-eight days of treatment remained without any important change in his disease.

In a report of a poisoning case now on trial, where we are told that arsenic enough was found in the stomach to produce death in twenty-four hours, the patient is said to have been treated by arsenic, phosphorus, bryonia, aconite, nux vomica, and muriatic acid,--by a practitioner of what school it may be imagined.

Maar het had zoo niet mogen worden: zij was zoo verpletterd zwaar met het leven belast geworden, en zij wist nu, dat zij gaarne zou willen sterven.

According to the Salernitan maxim, if the fruit of the Walnut be eaten after fish, the digestion of the latter is promoted:-- Post pisces nux sit: post carnes case us esto.

Leurs jambes et leurs bras nus formaient autour de leur pere colossal un emmelement de chairs fraiches, et leurs yeux farouches me regardaient tous a la fois.

Freddy, blijf nu bij me, blijf even tegen me aanliggen: zoo, en antwoord me nu: hou je van Paul?

Zij had hem, sedert zij met hem had schaatsen gereden, toegestaan haar bij den naam te noemen, en zij noemde hem nu: De Woude, tout court.

The symptoms, post-mortem appearances, and treatment, of poisoning by nux vomica are the same as for strychnine.

But that would be easily cured, when she could get to her bag, with three globules of nux vomica--and darling Derek must not be waked up for anything!

He woke at once, so that providentially she was able to get up, and, having stood with her weight on one leg for five minutes, so as to be quite sure she did not fall, she crossed back to the window, took her nux vomica, and sat down with her tablets to note down the little affairs she would require, while Nedda took her place beside the bed, to fan him.

We can clear away all this litter and plant a catalpa tree to hide the brickyard and a hedge of copernicus or nux vomica to hide the gravel pit, and some bright flowers to hide the hedge.

Besides sulphur there was sugar of lead in it and tincture of nux vomica and bay rum.

I can tell you we rub Nux with a mixture of bitumen, olive oil and usually hellebore.

I deduced that Nux was now lying outside in the corridor, full length, with her paws against the door and her nose pressed to the gap at the bottom.

He pulled a mocking face, while presenting Nux with a large packet of skin-ailment ointment.