niche etymology

English word niche comes from Latin ne- (Absolutely negates the principal meaning.), Latin sciendus, Latin nescio, Proto-Indo-European *-ós, Proto-Indo-European *ni, Proto-Indo-European *sodéyeti (To set, to seat, to cause to sit.)

Detailed word origin of niche

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ne- Latin (lat) Absolutely negates the principal meaning.
sciendus Latin (lat)
nescio Latin (lat) I cannot, I do not know, I am ignorant, I do not understand.
*-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
*sodéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To set, to seat, to cause to sit.
scius Latin (lat) Cognizant, knowing.
*nisdós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Nest.
nescius Latin (lat) Not knowing how, unable (with infinitive). Unaware, ignorant (of a fact).
*nizdos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Nest.
nidus Latin (lat) Dwelling for animals. Nest.
nicher Old French (fro)
nichier Old French (fro) To nest (of a bird, to build and maintain a nest).
nisce Old French (fro)
niche French (fra) Kennel (for dog). Niche.
niche English (eng) (architecture) A cavity, hollow, or recess, generally within the thickness of a wall, for a statue, bust, or other erect ornament. Hence, any similar position, literal or figurative.. (by extension) Any position of opportunity for which one is well-suited, such as a particular market in business.. (ecology) A function within an ecological system to which an organism is especially suited.. An [...]

Words with the same origin as niche

Descendants of ne-
annihilate annihilation necessary necessity nice nil
Descendants of sciendus
Descendants of nescio
Niceville nice and nice guy nice-but-dim nice-nice niceish nicely nicen niceness nicery nicety nyc outnice overnice overniceness renice seminice supernice
Descendants of *-ós
Descendants of *sodéyeti
cell cellar da game match possess saw sea seat see seed seeing sell session set settle sit size sunset the this those upset