nesten etymology

Middle English word nesten comes from Proto-Indo-European *-ós, Proto-Indo-European *ni, Proto-Indo-European *sodéyeti (To set, to seat, to cause to sit.)

Detailed word origin of nesten

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*-ós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Creates agent nouns from verb stems, denoting someone or something that performs that verb's action.
*ni Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) down, below
*sodéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To set, to seat, to cause to sit.
*nisdós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Nest.
*nestaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*nistijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To nest, to nestle.
nistan Old English (ang)
nesten Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as nesten

Descendants of *-ós
nest nestelen nestlen nice nicetee nist nyce nys nyst
Descendants of *ni
neall newel niwel
Descendants of *sodéyeti
andsete ansete aset sadel sadlen see selle set sete setil setle sett settle seuere sille siten sitten soote sot sote upset withsetten withsetting