Definitions

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  • noun A satellite of Pluto.

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  • proper noun astronomy One of the moons of Pluto (named 21 June 2006.)
  • proper noun A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

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[Alteration (in order to avoid confusion with the asteroid 3908 Nyx) of Nyx, Greek goddess of the night, from Greek Nux, from nux, night; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots.]

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Named after the mother of Charon, goddess of darkness and light.

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From Nick, diminutive of the given name Nicholas + patronymic suffix -s.

Examples

  • For one thing, it's not an especially Christian mythos that Nix is working with.

    mrissa: books read, late March

  • In the first photograph, Doug Nix is kneeling, far right, in the white vest and braces, Ernie Knight is standing behind him and Frank Morris is crouching, far left.

    Work Camp Frantschach

  • Nix is also USATODAY. com's U.S. Olympic Athlete of the Week.

    USA TODAY Olympic Athlete of the Week archive

  • The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix is often found in the YA section of libraries and book stores, yet it remains one of my favorite series 'of books ever written.

    Hey! What's Your Beef with Young Adult SF/F?

  • Garth Nix is mentioned here for his abhorsen series however I enjoy his keys to the kingdom series even more.

    MIND MELD: Young Adult SF/F Books That Adults Will Like, Too

  • And I am particularly pleased about the success of BURN NOTICE - the creator, Matt Nix, is one of my favorite young writers - WILDLY talented and a great guy and I am so happy to see him in charge of this.

    The Dirty Little Secret (Screenwritng, Part 3)

  • Why Garth Nix is fabulous: he's created 2 alternate worlds and, through all the books, remains consistent.

    Sir Thursday: 48 Hours

  • Why Garth Nix is fabulous: he's created 2 alternate worlds and, through all the books, remains consistent.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • I have no idea if Nix is a "plotter" or "plunger" when it comes to writing, but I'll say this: the world of the House, the Far Reaches, the Border Seas is Real.

    Archive 2005-06-01

  • I have no idea if Nix is a "plotter" or "plunger" when it comes to writing, but I'll say this: the world of the House, the Far Reaches, the Border Seas is Real.

    Keys to the Kingdom

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