nicen etymology

English word nicen comes from English nice, English -en

Detailed word origin of nicen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nice English (eng) Used to signify a job well done.. Used to signify approval. (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. [...]
-en English (eng) (dialectal, or, non-standard, rare) Used to form the plural of nouns. Can be used to denote the plural form of a small number of English words, the majority of whose etymology goes back to the n-stem (i.e. weak noun) declension of Germanic languages. Used to form the diminutives of certain nouns. When attached to certain adjectives, it forms a transitive verb whose meaning is, to make [...]
nicen English (eng) (intransitive) To become nicer.. (transitive) To make nicer.

Words with the same origin as nicen

Descendants of nice
Niceville nyc
Descendants of -en
awaken beaten brethren brighten broaden chicken fatten flatten freshen golden hasten lessen lighten loosen olden oxen shorten straighten strengthen sweeten tighten toughen weaken widen wooden