ex nihilo nihil fit

Latin phrase
ex ni·​hi·​lo ni·​hil fit | \ eks-ˈni-hi-ˌlō-ˌni-ˌhil-ˈfit How to pronounce ex nihilo nihil fit (audio) \

Definition of ex nihilo nihil fit

: out of nothing, nothing is produced : nothing comes from nothing

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“Ex nihilo nihil fit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ex%20nihilo%20nihil%20fit. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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