negatif etymology

Middle English word negatif comes from Latin ne- (Absolutely negates the principal meaning.), Latin nec, Latin aiere

Detailed word origin of negatif

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ne- Latin (lat) Absolutely negates the principal meaning.
nec Latin (lat) And not. Nor. Not either. Not even And not, not. Neither. Nor. Not even.
aiere Latin (lat)
*nec-aiare Latin (lat)
nego Latin (lat) (intransitive) I refuse, say no. (transitive) I reject, refuse, say no to (something). I deny. I keep from, prevent.
negativus Latin (lat) (legal) inhibiting. Denied, negative, that which denies.
negatif Old French (fro)
negative Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as negatif

Descendants of ne-
abnegacioun nice nicetee nyce nys