nice etymology

English word nice comes from Latin nescius

Detailed word origin of nice

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nescius Latin (lat) Not knowing how, unable (with infinitive). Unaware, ignorant (of a fact).
niche Old French (fro)
nys Middle English (enm)
nice English (eng) (dated) Very small and thus liable to not being noticed.. (now, rare) Particular in one's conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy. [from 14th c.]. (obsolete) Doubtful, as to the outcome; risky. [16th-19th c.]. (obsolete) Particular as regards rules or qualities; strict. [16th-19th c.]. (obsolete) Silly, ignorant; foolish. [14th-17th c.]. Of a person: friendly, attractive. [from 18th c.]. [...]

Words with the same origin as nice

Descendants of nescius
Niceville nice and nice guy nice-but-dim nice-nice niceish nicely nicen niceness nicery nicety niche nyc outnice overnice overniceness renice seminice supernice