naught etymology

English word naught comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) niht, Old English (ca. 450-1100) nawiht, Old English (ca. 450-1100) nōwiht, Old English (ca. 450-1100) ne (Not.), Old English (ca. 450-1100) nā, Old English (ca. 450-1100) wiht (Creature, person, thing, being Weight.), Old English (ca. 450-1100) ǣfre, Old English (ca. 450-1100) nāwiht, Old English (ca. 450-1100) āwiht, Old English (ca. 450-1100) ōwiht

Detailed word origin of naught

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
niht Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Darkness.. Day, when computing spans of time.. Night, particularly:. The time between sunset and sundown.
nawiht Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
nōwiht Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
ne Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Not.
Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
wiht Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Creature, person, thing, being Weight.
ǣfre Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
nāwiht Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
āwiht Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
ōwiht Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*noth Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
noȝt Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
nawiht English (eng)
naught Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
naught English (eng) (archaic) Nothingness.. (chiefly, US, old-fashioned) (archaic) Nothing. (chiefly, US, old-fashioned).

Words with the same origin as naught

Descendants of niht
cannot fortnight goodnight midnight naughty night nightcap nightclub nightfall nightgown nightingale nightly nightmare nights nighttime nor not overnight tonight whatnot
Descendants of ne
na naw no noon nothing
Descendants of wiht
eight eighty heavyweight lightweight ought overweight weight whit
Descendants of ǣfre
ever everlasting every everybody everyday everything everywhere