ex nihilo

adverb or adjective ex ni·hi·lo \(ˌ)eks-ˈnē-(h)ə-ˌlō, -ˈni-, -ˈnī-\

Definition of ex nihilo

  1. :  from or out of nothing <creation ex nihilo>

Origin and Etymology of ex nihilo


First Known Use: 1656

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