The Latin word nihil means "nothing at all;" absence as opposed to a presence, emptiness instead of abundance, a lack of substance rather than something substantial.
KIMBALL: It comes from the Latin term nihil, meaning nothing.
Third, and chief reason, that try how you might, you could scarcely help supposing, on looking at his face, that your eyes were not far from a well-finished mind, instead of the well-finished skin et praeterea nihil, which is by rights the Mark of the Row.
The term is from the Latin nihil, meaning nothing.
Nihil est incertius vulgo, nihil obscurius voluntate hominum, nihil fallacius ratione tota comitiorum.