nude etymology

English word nude comes from Latin marem, Proto-Indo-European *nogʷ-, Vulgar Latin masclus, and later Latin masculus ((substantive) A man, male.. Male, masculine.)

Detailed word origin of nude

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
marem Latin (lat)
*nogʷ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) naked, to strip; naked
masclus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
masculus Latin (lat) (substantive) A man, male.. Male, masculine.
*nogʷós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*nogʷedós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
masle Old French (fro) Male Male.
*nogʷedos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Naked.
male English (eng) (sometimes, _, offensive) A human member of the masculine sex or gender.. A plant of the masculine sex.. An animal of the sex that has testes.. One of the male (masculine) sex or gender. (figuratively) Of instruments, tools, or connectors: designed to fit into or penetrate a female counterpart, as in a connector, pipe fitting or laboratory glassware. [from 16th c.]. (grammar, less common [...]
nude English (eng) (with article, "the nude") The state of total nudity.. A color that resembles or evokes bare flesh; a paint, dye, etc. of such color.. A painting, sculpture, photograph or other artwork or mass-media-reproduced image depicting one or more human figure(s) in a state of near or total undress. (of clothing, makeup, etc) Of a color (such as beige or tan) that evokes bare flesh.. Without clothing [...]
nudus Latin (lat) Bare, simple, pure. Poor, needy. Stripped, deprived, destitute. Unadorned. Unclothed, nude, naked.

Words with the same origin as nude

Descendants of marem
blackmail clothed clothes email female machete macho mail mailbox mailed mailman male manny marriage married marry masculine nudity
Descendants of *nogʷ-
artistic cannot fortnight goodnight gymnastics midnight naked naughty night nightclub nightfall nightingale nightmare nights nighttime nor not overnight rhythmic tonight whatnot