native etymology

English word native comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵn̥h₁tós (Begotten, produced.), Proto-Italic *gnāskōr (Be born.), Latin -ivus (Adjective suffix.), German nativ (Native.)

Detailed word origin of native

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵn̥h₁tós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Begotten, produced.
*gnāskōr Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Be born.
-ivus Latin (lat) Adjective suffix.
nativ German (deu) Native.
*gnātos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
gnascor Latin (lat)
natus Latin (lat) Son (of plants) growth, growing. Son, birth, age, years.
nativus Latin (lat) (grammar, of words) original, primitive, primary. Created, made. Inborn, innate, imparted by birth. Natural, native, made by nature and not artificial.
natif French (fra) Native (characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin). Original. Raw; in its original state.
natif Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
native English (eng) (in particular) A person of aboriginal stock, as distinguished from a person who was or whose ancestors were foreigners or settlers/colonizers. (aboriginal inhabitant of the Americas or Australia).. A native speaker.. A person who is native to a place; a person who was born in a place. (biology, of a species) Which occurs of its own accord in a given locality, to be contrasted with a species [...]

Words with the same origin as native

Descendants of *ǵn̥h₁tós
international nada naive nat nation national nationality nationwide natural naturally nazi noel supernatural unnatural
Descendants of *gnāskōr
Descendants of -ivus
abusive activate active affirmative aggressive attractive captive competitive effective exclusive explosive extensive fugitive impulsive massive negative objective productive progressive protective radioactive relative sedative