nod etymology

English word nod comes from Proto-Indo-European *ken-, Proto-Indo-European *knu-, and later Proto-Germanic *hnudōną (To pound; hammer; rivet.)

Detailed word origin of nod

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ken- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*knu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kendʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*knḍʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hnudōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To pound; hammer; rivet.
*hnodian Old English (ang)
nodden Middle English (enm)
nod English (eng) A nomination.. A reference or allusion to something.. An instance of inclining the head up and down, as to indicate agreement. (intransitive) To gradually fall asleep.. (intransitive) To make a mistake by being temporarily inattentive or tired. (intransitive, figuratively) To allude to something.. (intransitive, slang) To fall asleep while under the influence of opiates.. (intransitive, [...]

Words with the same origin as nod

Descendants of *ken-
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