Name: Nixie

Origin and Meaning of the Name Nixie

  • Meaning:
    Water being or water monster
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  • Pronunciation:
    (NIK see)
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    Itself (Nixie)
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    The Nix/Nixe/Nyx are shape changing spirits who live in the water and generally appear in human form and appeared first in myths of the Germanic tribes of Europe.

    Recently they are referred to as having manlike shapes, the English version of the Nix is a worm or dragon form, which is why the term is more "generic" meaning as any 'water-being' rather than an exclusively humanoid creature.The German Nix and Scandinavian counterparts are males. The German Nixe or Nixie is a female.

    Comes from the generic "Germanic" strain of languages (old and New Norse, Swedish, Danish, etc.) and come from the root "neig" meaning "wash". It is related to the Greek root "nizo", the Sanskrit "nenekti", the Swedish "necker", Old Icelandic "nykrs" nad New Norwegian "nykk". The English root is "nicor". All basically mean "wash monster"...where "wash" is a noun referring to a wash (a body of water).

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