nisus

noun
ni·sus | \ˈnī-səs \
plural nisus\ˈnī-səs, -ˌsüs \

Definition of nisus 

: a mental or physical effort to attain an end : a perfective urge or endeavor

First Known Use of nisus

1699, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nisus

Latin, from niti to lean, rely, strive; akin to Latin nictare to wink — more at connive

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nisus

noun
ni·sus | \ˈnī-səs \
plural nisus\-səs, -ˌsüs \

Medical Definition of nisus 

: a mental or physical effort to attain an end

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