nix


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nix \Nix\, n.; fem. Nixe. [G. Cf. 1st Nick.] (Teut. Myth.)
   One of a class of water spirits, commonly described as of a
   mischievous disposition.
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         The treacherous nixes who entice men to a watery death.
                                                  --Tylor.
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