Nift vs Rift - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between nift and rift
is that nift
is (obsolete) niece while rift
is a chasm or fissure.
As a verb rift is
to form a or rift
can be to belch or rift
can be .
Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish/Norwegian '' 'breach', Old Norse ''rífa 'to tear'. More at rive.
A chasm or fissure.
- My marriage is in trouble, the fight created a rift between us and we can't reconnect.
A break in the clouds, fog, mist etc., which allows light through.
* 1931 , William Faulkner, Sanctuary , Vintage 1993, page 130:
- The Grand Canyon is a rift in the Earth's surface, but is smaller than some of the undersea ones.
A shallow place in a stream; a ford.
- I have but one rift in the darkness, that is that I have injured no one save myself by my folly, and that the extent of that folly you will never learn.
To form a .
To cleave; to rive; to split.
- to rift an oak
- To dwell these rifted rocks between.
From (etyl) rypta.