Meaning of nisse in English:

nisse

(also nis)

Pronunciation /ˈnɪsə/

noun

  • In Scandinavian folklore: a kind of spirit, similar to a brownie or goblin, which frequents barns, stables, and other buildings.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Keightley (1789–1872), historian and author. Partly from Danish nisse.