Definition of Nisses
1. nis [n] - See also: nis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Nisses
nisses (current term)
Literary usage of Nisses
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Scandinavian Folk-lore: Illustrations of the Traditional Beliefs of the by William Alexander Craigie (1896)
"Fights between nisses. IN Dalum, two miles from Odense, there stands an old bridge called ... It owes its name to two nisses, who lived in two farms, ..."
2. A Residence in Jutland, the Danish Isles, and Copenhagen by Horace Marryat (1860)
"... and his bod of gold — Tho luck of Vosborg manor — Little Peter the cow-driver—The industrious nisses — Long Margaret and her eight murders—Private tutor ..."
3. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"1-71 ; (2) Giants, nisses, Monsters, and Lin- dorms, 72-124; (3) Places and ... 1-48; (2) Giants, nisses, etc., 49-88; (3) Places and Persons, 89-161; ..."
4. Publications by Parker Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"1-71 ; (2) Giants, nisses, Monsters, and Lin- dorms, 72-124; (3) Places and ... (2) Giants, nisses, etc., 49-88; (3) Places and Persons, 89-161; (4) Ghosts, ..."
5. Archaic England: An Essay in Deciphering Prehistory from Megalithic by Harold Bayley (1920)
"In Scandinavia and Germany the nixies are known as the nisses, and they there correspond to the brownies of Scotland: according to Grimm the word nisse is ..."