chestnut etymology

English word chestnut comes from Proto-Germanic *nutō (Use, profit, yield.), Proto-Indo-European *knu-, Ancient Greek κᾰ́στᾰνᾰ, Latin nota (Critical mark or remark. Mark, sign. Note.), Old English nōt

Detailed word origin of chestnut

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*nutō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Use, profit, yield.
*knu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
κᾰ́στᾰνᾰ Ancient Greek (grc)
nota Latin (lat) Critical mark or remark. Mark, sign. Note.
nōt Old English (ang)
notu Old English (ang) An office; occupation, employment, function, work. Enjoyment. Profit, advantage, utility. The conducting of business, business affairs; the discharge of duty or office. Use.
*hnuts Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Nut.
καστάνεια Ancient Greek (grc)
note Old French (fro)
not Old English (ang) A sign; mark; a mark made on an object.
hnutu Old English (ang) Nut.
castaneam Latin (lat)
chastaigne Old French (fro)
chasteine Middle English (enm)
noote Middle English (enm)
nut English (eng) (US, slang) A stash of money owned by an extremely rich investor, sufficient to sustain a high level of consumption if all other money is lost.. (US, slang) Monthly expense to keep a venture running.. (US, slang) The amount of money necessary to set up some venture; set-up costs.. (climbing) A shaped piece of metal, threaded by a wire loop, which is jammed in a crack in the rockface and used [...]
chestnut English (eng) (UK) horse-chestnut. (idiomatic) (Often "old chestnut") An old joke; a worn-out meme, phrase, ploy, etc. so often repeated as to have grown tiresome or ineffective.. (uncountable) A dark, reddish-brown colour/color.. (uncountable) The wood of a chestnut tree.. A reddish-brown horse.. A round or oval horny plate found on the inner side of the leg of a horse or other animal, similar to a [...]

Words with the same origin as chestnut

Descendants of *nutō
coconut doughnut not note notebook nut nutcase nutter nutty peanut walnut
Descendants of *knu-