nightingale etymology

English word nightingale comes from Proto-Germanic *nahts (Night.), Proto-Germanic *galǭ

Detailed word origin of nightingale

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*nahts Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Night.
*galǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
niht Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Darkness.. Day, when computing spans of time.. Night, particularly:. The time between sunset and sundown.
*nahtagalǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
nihtegale Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Nightingale.
nightegale Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
nightingale English (eng) A European songbird, Luscinia megarhynchos, of the family Muscicapidae.

Words with the same origin as nightingale

Descendants of *nahts
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