ex nihilo

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

Definition of ex nihilo

:from or out of nothing
  • creation ex nihilo

Origin and Etymology of ex nihilo

Latin


Learn More about ex nihilo


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ex nihilo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to curse or denounce

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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