a male given name: from an Irish word meaning “champion.”.
surname and masc. proper name, from Gaelic/Old Irish Niall “champion.” Picked up by the Vikings in Ireland (as Njall), brought by them to Iceland and Norway, thence to France, from which place it was introduced in England at the Conquest. Incorrectly Latinized as Nigellus on mistaken association with niger “black,” hence Nigel.
[Sephardic Hebrew nuh-ee-lah; Ashkenazic Hebrew nee-luh] /Sephardic Hebrew nə iˈlɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈni lə/ noun, Hebrew. 1. the Jewish religious service marking the conclusion of Yom Kippur.
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[ahrm-strawng] /ˈɑrmˌstrɔŋ/ noun 1. (Daniel) Louis (“Satchmo”) 1900–71, U.S. jazz trumpeter and bandleader. 2. Edwin Howard, 1890–1954, U.S. electrical engineer and inventor: developed frequency modulation. 3. Henry (Henry Jackson) 1912–88, U.S. boxer: world featherweight champion 1937–38; world lightweight champion 1938–39; world welterweight champion 1938–40. 4. Lance, born 1971, U.S. cyclist with seven consecutive victories (1999–2005) […]
/niːl/ noun 1. A(lexander) S(utherland). 1883–1973, Scottish educationalist and writer, who put his progressive educational theories into practice at Summerhill school (founded 1921) 2. Sam. born 1947, New Zealand film and television actor; his work includes the television series Reilly, Ace of Spies, (1983) and the films My Brilliant Career (1979), Dead Calm (1989), Jurassic […]
noun 1. an administrative division in NE China, adjoining the Mongolian People’s Republic. 174,000 sq. mi. (450,660 sq. km). Capital: Hohhot. [ney] /neɪ/ noun 1. . noun 1. an autonomous region of NE China: consists chiefly of the Mongolian plateau, with the Gobi Desert in the north and the Great Wall of China in the […]