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Nike

[nahy-kee] /ˈnaɪ ki/
noun
1.
the ancient Greek goddess of victory.
2.
one of a series of antiaircraft or antimissile missiles having two or three rocket stages.
Origin
< Greek nī́kē victory, conquest
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Nike

/ˈnaɪkiː/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) the winged goddess of victory Roman counterpart Victoria
Word Origin
from Greek: victory
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Word Origin and History for Nike
Nike
1867, statue of the Gk. goddess of victory (identified by the Romans with their Victoria), lit. "victory," probably connected with neikos "quarrel, strife," neikein "to quarrel with." As a type of U.S. defensive surface-to-air missiles, attested from 1952.
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