noble etymology

English word noble comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₃-, Latin gnoscere, English -ism, Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (Cloud. Mist, moisture.)

Detailed word origin of noble

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵenh₃- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
gnoscere Latin (lat)
-ism English (eng) (medicine) Used to form names of conditions or syndromes. Used to form names of a tendency of behaviour, action, state, condition or opinion belonging to a class or group of persons, or the result of a doctrine, ideology or principle or lack thereof.. Used to form names of ideologies expressing belief in the superiority of a certain class within the concept expressed by the root word, or a [...]
*nébʰos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Cloud. Mist, moisture.
*gnōskō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Know, get to know.
nebula Latin (lat) Cloud. Fog. Vapor.
nosco Latin (lat) I know, recognize, am acquainted with, i.e.; in possession of knowledge.
nobilis Latin (lat) Distinct, famous, celebrated. Noble, high-born.
noble Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Noble; upper-class; well-bred.
noble Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Noble.
noble English (eng) (now, historical) A medieval gold coin of England in the 14th and 15th centuries, usually valued at 6s 8d. [from 14th c.]. An aristocrat; one of aristocratic blood. [from 14th c.] (geometry, of a polyhedron) Both isohedral and isogonal.. Grand; stately; magnificent; splendid.. Having honorable qualities; having moral eminence and freedom from anything petty, mean or dubious in conduct and [...]

Words with the same origin as noble

Descendants of gnoscere
anti antimatter nobility nobleman notion
Descendants of -ism
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Descendants of *nébʰos
nebula