nest etymology

English word nest comes from Proto-Indo-European *sodéyeti (To set, to seat, to cause to sit.), Proto-Indo-European *-ós, Proto-Indo-European *ni, Proto-Germanic *nesaną (To survive, to recover, to heal.)

Detailed word origin of nest

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sodéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To set, to seat, to cause to sit.
*-ós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Creates agent nouns from verb stems, denoting someone or something that performs that verb's action.
*ni Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) down, below
*nesaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To survive, to recover, to heal.
*nestą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Provisions; food and supplies.
*nisdós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Nest.
*nestaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*nestą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Nest.
nest Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) A nest.
nest English (eng) (cards) A fixed number of cards in some bidding games awarded to the highest bidder allowing him to exchange any or all with cards in his hand.. (computing) A structure consisting of nested structures, such as nested loops or nested subroutine calls.. (geology) An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.. (military) A fortified position for a weapon, e.g. a [...]

Words with the same origin as nest

Descendants of *sodéyeti
cell da game match matches nice possession president residence saw sea seat see seeing sell session set settle sit size the this those upset
Descendants of *nesaną
harness