naught etymology

Middle English word naught comes from Proto-Germanic *nahts (Night.), Old English ne (Not.), Old English nā, Old English wiht (Creature, person, thing, being Weight.), Old English nōwiht, Old English ǣfre, Old English nāwiht, Old English āwiht, Old English ōwiht

Detailed word origin of naught

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*nahts Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Night.
ne Old English (ang) Not.
Old English (ang)
wiht Old English (ang) Creature, person, thing, being Weight.
nōwiht Old English (ang)
ǣfre Old English (ang)
nāwiht Old English (ang)
āwiht Old English (ang)
ōwiht Old English (ang)
niht Old English (ang) Darkness.. Day, when computing spans of time.. Night, particularly:. The time between sunset and sundown.
wight English (eng) (archaic) A living creature, especially a human being.. (fantasy) A wraith-like creature.. (paganism) A being of one of the Nine Worlds of Heathen belief, especially a nature spirit, elf or ancestor.. (poetic) A ghost, deity or other supernatural entity. (UK, _, dialectal) Strong; stout; active.. (archaic except in dialects) Brave, valorous, strong.
nawiht Old English (ang)
*noth Old English (ang)
noȝt Middle English (enm)
nawiht English (eng)
naught Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as naught

Descendants of *nahts
naht nat night nihtlic nihtlonge niȝt niȝtegale niȝteschode niȝtingale noght not nyght nyȝtly
Descendants of ne
na namo nan ne nillen no noen nolde non none nonechenche noneschench nonshench noo noon nothyng
Descendants of wiht
aught eight ought wat weght weight weiȝte wight wiȝt
Descendants of nōwiht
Descendants of ǣfre