Definition of Nife in English:

Nife

(also nife, NIFE, NiFe)

noun

  • Geology. Nickel-iron; specifically the earth's core or the material composing it.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Hertha Sollas (d. 1911). From German Nife from the chemical symbols Ni and Fe (from classical Latin ferrum iron: see ferro-); compare quot. 1909 at main sense.

Pronunciation

Nife

/nʌɪf/