night etymology

English word night comes from Hittite e-grade, Old English *nōht, and later Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts (Night (or possibly 'evening').)

Detailed word origin of night

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
e-grade Hittite (hit)
*nōht Old English (ang)
*nókʷts Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Night (or possibly 'evening').
*nahts Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Night.
niht Old English (ang) Darkness.. Day, when computing spans of time.. Night, particularly:. The time between sunset and sundown.
noght Middle English (enm) Not.
night English (eng) Short for good night (countable) A night (and part of the days before and after it) spent in a hotel or other accommodation.. (countable) An evening or night spent at a particular activity.. (countable) The period between sunset and sunrise, when a location faces far away from the sun, thus when the sky is dark.. (sports, colloquial) A night's worth of competitions, generally one game.. [...]

Words with the same origin as night

Descendants of e-grade
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