goodness etymology

English word goodness comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) -nis, Old English (ca. 450-1100) gōd, Old English (ca. 450-1100) god, and later Old English (ca. 450-1100) godnes (The quality or condition of being good; goodness.)

Detailed word origin of goodness

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-nis Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Used to form abstract nouns, usually from adjectives, denoting quality or state. See -nes.
gōd Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
god Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Good, appropriate, pleasing Good; goodness, benefit, well-being.
gōdnes Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
godnes Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) The quality or condition of being good; goodness.
godnesse Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
goodness English (eng) (Christianity) The moral qualities which constitute Christian excellence; moral virtue.. (countable) The good, nutritional, healthy part or content of something.. (uncountable) The state or characteristic of being good.. (uncountable, euphemistic) God.

Words with the same origin as goodness

Descendants of -nis
craziness dizziness express expression selfishness seriousness strength strengthen strengths talent talented unhappiness
Descendants of gōd
anyone bye god goddam goddamn goddess godfather godmother gods golly good goodbye goodnight goody gosh gospel lullaby od one someone un wan yan yen
Descendants of god
yearn