not etymology

English word not comes from Proto-Germanic *nutiz (Useful, useable, profitable.), Old English niht, Proto-Indo-European *knu-, Proto-Indo-European *neud-, Proto-Indo-European *newd-, Latin bene (Agreeably, favorably. Properly, exactly. Well.), Latin nosco, Old English nōwiht, Old English ne (Not.), Old English nā, Old English wiht (Creature, person, thing, being Weight.), Old English ǣfre, Old English nāwiht, Old English āwiht, Old English ōwiht, Old English nōt

Detailed word origin of not

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*nutiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Useful, useable, profitable.
niht Old English (ang) Darkness.. Day, when computing spans of time.. Night, particularly:. The time between sunset and sundown.
*knu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*neud- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to grasp, seize, use, to acquire, make use of
*newd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to acquire, make use of
bene Latin (lat) Agreeably, favorably. Properly, exactly. Well.
nosco Latin (lat) I know, recognize, am acquainted with, i.e.; in possession of knowledge.
nōwiht Old English (ang)
ne Old English (ang) Not.
Old English (ang)
wiht Old English (ang) Creature, person, thing, being Weight.
ǣfre Old English (ang)
nāwiht Old English (ang)
āwiht Old English (ang)
ōwiht Old English (ang)
nōt Old English (ang)
*hnuts Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Nut.
hnutu Old English (ang) Nut.
*nutjō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Profit; yield.
nota Latin (lat) Critical mark or remark. Mark, sign. Note.
notare Latin (lat)
notu Old English (ang) An office; occupation, employment, function, work. Enjoyment. Profit, advantage, utility. The conducting of business, business affairs; the discharge of duty or office. Use.
note Old French (fro)
not Old English (ang) A sign; mark; a mark made on an object.
*noth Old English (ang)
noȝt Middle English (enm)
nat Middle English (enm) Not.
not English (eng) (slang, 1990s) Used to indicate that the previous phrase was meant sarcastically or ironically. Negates the meaning of the modified verb.. To no degree And not. Unary logical function NOT, true if input is false, or a gate implementing that negation function.

Words with the same origin as not

Descendants of *nutiz
chestnut coconut doughnut note notebook nut nutcase nutter nutty peanut walnut
Descendants of niht
cannot fortnight goodnight midnight naught naughty night nightcap nightclub nightfall nightgown nightingale nightly nightmare nights nighttime nor overnight tonight whatnot
Descendants of *knu-
nod
Descendants of *newd-
neat net
Descendants of bene
ben notary
Descendants of nosco
cognitive notice notion notorious quaint recognize
Descendants of ne
na naw no noon nothing
Descendants of wiht
eight eighty heavyweight lightweight ought overweight weight whit
Descendants of ǣfre
ever everlasting every everybody everyday everything everywhere