Nadir of the sun(Astron.), the axis of the conical shadow projected by the earth. Crabb.

(||Næ"ni*a) n. See Nenia.

(Næve) n. [L. naevus.] A nævus. [Obs.] Dryden.

(Næ"void) a. [Nævus + -oid.] Resembling a nævus or nævi; as, nævoid elephantiasis. Dunglison.

(Næ"vose`) a. Spotted; freckled.

(||Næ"vus) n.; pl. Nævi (- vi). [L.] (Med.) A spot or mark on the skin of children when born; a birthmark; — usually applied to vascular tumors, i. e., those consisting mainly of blood vessels, as dilated arteries, veins, or capillaries.

(Nag) n. [OE. nagge, D. negge; akin to E. neigh.]

1. A small horse; a pony; hence, any horse.

2. A paramour; — in contempt. [Obs.] Shak.

(Nag), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Nagged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nagging ] [Cf. Sw. nagga to nibble, peck, Dan. nage to gnaw, Icel. naga, gnaga, G. nagen, & E. gnaw.] To tease in a petty way; to scold habitually; to annoy; to fret pertinaciously. [Colloq.] "She never nagged." J. Ingelow.

(Nag"ging) a. Fault-finding; teasing; persistently annoying; as, a nagging toothache. [Colloq.]

(Nag"gy) a. Irritable; touchy. [Colloq.]

(||Na"gor) n. (Zoöl.) A West African gazelle

(Nag"yag*ite) n. [So called from Nagyag, in Transylvania.] (Min.) A mineral of blackish lead-gray color and metallic luster, generally of a foliated massive structure; foliated tellurium. It is a telluride of lead and gold.

(Na"iad) n. [L. naias, - adis, naïs, -idis, a water nymph, Gr fr. to flow: cf. F. naïade. Cf. Naid.]

1. (Myth.) A water nymph; one of the lower female divinities, fabled to preside over some body of fresh water, as a lake, river, brook, or fountain.

2. (Zoöl.) Any species of a tribe (Naiades) of freshwater bivalves, including Unio, Anodonta, and numerous allied genera; a river mussel.

3. (Zoöl) One of a group of butterflies. See Nymph.

4. (Bot.) Any plant of the order Naiadaceæ, such as eelgrass, pondweed, etc.

(Na"iant) a. (Her.) See Natant. Crabb.

(Na"id) n. [See Naiad.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of small, fresh- water, chætopod annelids of the tribe Naidina. They belong to the Oligochæta.

1. That point of the heavens, or lower hemisphere, directly opposite the zenith; the inferior pole of the horizon; the point of the celestial sphere directly under the place where we stand.

2. The lowest point; the time of greatest depression.

The seventh century is the nadir of the human mind in Europe.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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