nobility etymology

English word nobility comes from Latin nobilis (Distinct, famous, celebrated. Noble, high-born.)

Detailed word origin of nobility

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nobilis Latin (lat) Distinct, famous, celebrated. Noble, high-born.
nobilitas Latin (lat) Celebrity, fame, renown. Nobility (noble birth). Nobleness.
nobilite Old French (fro)
nobility English (eng) (uncountable) The quality of being noble.. A noble or privileged social class, historically accompanied by a hereditary title; aristocracy.

Words with the same origin as nobility

Descendants of nobilis