night etymology

Middle English word night comes from Hittite e-grade, Proto-Indo-European *négʷts, Proto-Indo-European *nékʷt-, nókʷt-, Proto-Indo-European *negʷ-, Proto-Indo-European *nógʷts, Old English *noth, and later Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts (Night (or possibly 'evening').)

Detailed word origin of night

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
e-grade Hittite (hit)
*négʷts Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*nékʷt-, nókʷt- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*negʷ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*nógʷts Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*noth Old English (ang)
*nókʷts Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Night (or possibly 'evening').
*nahts Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Night.
niht Old English (ang) Darkness.. Day, when computing spans of time.. Night, particularly:. The time between sunset and sundown.
noght Middle English (enm) Not.

Words with the same origin as night

Descendants of e-grade
naht nat naught nihtlic nihtlonges niȝt niȝtegale niȝteschode niȝtingale noght not nyght nyȝtly
Descendants of *négʷts
nihtlonge
Descendants of *negʷ-
naked naken nakenen nakit