Sib vs Nib - What's the difference?

sib | nib |

As nouns the difference between sib and nib

is that sib is while nib is the tip of a pen or tool that touches the surface, transferring ink to paper.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) sib, from (etyl) .


(en adjective)
  • Having kinship or relationship; related by same-bloodedness; having affinity; being akin; kindred.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) sib, sibbe, from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • Kindred; kin; kinsmen; a body of persons related by blood in any degree.
  • A kinsman; a blood relation; a relative, near or remote; one closely allied to another; an intimate companion.
  • * 1980 , Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers :
  • But she got up to go, and Domenico obeyed me too in mock meekness, making himself sib and coeval to Hortense, submissive to frowning elder brother, something incestuous in it.
  • A sibling, brother or sister (irrespective of gender)
  • (biology) Any group of animals or plants sharing a corresponding genetic relation
  • A group of individuals unilaterally descended from a single (real or postulated) common ancestor
  • Derived terms
    * sibling * sibred

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) .


  • To bring into relation; establish a relationship between; make friendly; reconcile.
  • References



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    (en noun)
  • The tip of a pen or tool that touches the surface, transferring ink to paper.
  • * 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
  • Slowly welling from the point of her gold nib , pale blue ink dissolved the full stop; for there her pen stuck; her eyes fixed, and tears slowly filled them.
  • The bill or beak of a bird; the neb.
  • Bits of trapped dust or other foreign material that form imperfections in painted or varnished surfaces.
  • A piece of a roasted, hulled cocoa bean.
  • A small and pointed thing or part; a point; a prong.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • the little nib or fructifying principle
  • One of the handles projecting from a scythe snath.
  • The shaft of a wagon.
  • Derived terms

    * denib


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