[nim-vey-guh n] /ˈnɪm veɪ gən/
German name of .
the German name for Nijmegen
adj. type of defensive opening in chess, 1935, in reference to Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935), Latvian-born Jewish chess genius who popularized it, a variation of the Indian defense (late 19c.) attributed to Indian chess player Moheschunder Bannerjee.
/ˈnɪmzəˌvɪtʃ/ noun 1. Aaron Isayevich (ɪˈzaɪjɛvɪtʃ) 1886–1935, Latvian chess player and theorist; influential in enunciating the principles of the hypermodern school, of which he was the main instigator
[nee-nuh, nahy-] /ˈni nə, ˈnaɪ-/ noun 1. a female given name, Russian form of . [nee-nyah] /ˈni nyɑ/ noun, plural niñas [nee-nyahs] /ˈni nyɑs/ (Show IPA). Spanish. 1. girl; child. [neen-yuh, nee-nuh; Spanish nee-nyah] /ˈnin yə, ˈni nə; Spanish ˈni nyɑ/ noun 1. one of the three ships under the command of Columbus when he […]
[nin-kuh m-poop, ning-] /ˈnɪn kəmˌpup, ˈnɪŋ-/ noun 1. a fool or simpleton. /ˈnɪnkəmˌpuːp; ˈnɪŋ-/ noun 1. a stupid person; fool; idiot n. 1670s, nicompoop. Despite similarity [noted by Johnson] to Latin legal phrase non compos mentis “insane, mentally incompetent” (c.1600), the connection is denied by etymologists because the earliest forms lack the second -n-. Weekley […]