nihilo

ex nihilo

[eks nahy-uh-loh, nee-uh-]
adverb, adjective Latin.
out of nothing; from nothing.
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ex nihilo nihil fit

[eks ni-hi-loh ni-hil fit; English eks nahy-hi-loh nahy-hil fit, nee-hi-loh nee-hil]
Latin.
nothing is created from nothing.
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ex nihilo
1573, from L., lit. "out of nothing," from ex "out of" + nihilo, abl. of nihil "nothing" (see nil).
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