Nilotic

adjective
Ni·​lot·​ic | \ nī-ˈlä-tik How to pronounce Nilotic (audio) \

Definition of Nilotic

1 : of or relating to the Nile or the peoples of the Nile basin
2 : of, relating to, or being the languages of the Nilotic people

First Known Use of Nilotic

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Nilotic

Latin Niloticus, from Greek Neilōtēs, from Neilos Nile

Learn More About Nilotic

Time Traveler for Nilotic

Time Traveler

The first known use of Nilotic was in 1653

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near Nilotic

Nilot

Nilotic

nilpotent

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Nilotic

Cite this Entry

“Nilotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nilotic. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!