nights etymology

English word nights comes from Proto-Indo-European *nékʷts, and later Proto-Germanic *nahts (Night.)

Detailed word origin of nights

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*nékʷts Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*nahts Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Night.
næht Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
nihtes Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) (with dæġes) Continuously.. At night, by night, nights.
nightes Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
nights English (eng) At night.. Every night.