now etymology

English word now comes from Proto-Indo-European *nū, Proto-Indo-European *nu (And. Now. Well (as an interjection).)

Detailed word origin of now

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*nū Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) now
*nu Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) And. Now. Well (as an interjection).
*nu Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Now.
Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
nu Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
now English (eng) Indicates a signal to begin. Since, because, in light of the fact; often with that. (archaic, legal) At the time the will is written. Used in order to prevent any inheritance from being transferred to a person of a future marriage. Does not indicate the existence of a previous marriage.. (informal) Fashionable; popular; up to date; current.. Present; current. (countable, chiefly, in, _, [...]

Words with the same origin as now

Descendants of *nū
nowadays