nothing etymology

English word nothing comes from Middle English nan þing

Detailed word origin of nothing

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nan þing Middle English (enm)
nothing English (eng) (archaic) Not at all; in no way. A nobody (insignificant person).. A trivial remark (especially in the term sweet nothings).. Something trifling, or of no consequence or importance. An absence of anything, including empty space, brightness, darkness, matter, or a vacuum.. Not any thing; no thing.