Nixie



[nik-see] /ˈnɪk si/

noun
1.
a letter or parcel that is undeliverable by the post office because of a faulty or illegible address.
[nik-see] /ˈnɪk si/
noun, German Folklore.
1.
a female water spirit.
/ˈnɪksɪ/
noun
1.
(German myth) a female water sprite, usually unfriendly to humans
n.

“water fairy,” 1816 (introduced by Sir Walter Scott), from German Nixie, from Old High German nihhussa “water sprite,” fem. of nihhus, from Proto-Germanic *nikwiz (cf. Old Norse nykr, Old English nicor “water spirit, water monster,” also used to gloss hippopotamus; Grendel’s mother in “Beowulf” was a nicor), perhaps from PIE *neigw- “to wash” (cf. Sanskrit nenkti “washes,” Greek nizo “I wash,” Old Irish nigid “washes”).

noun

A piece of mail that cannot be delivered because of damage, illegibility, etc (1885+ Post office)

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