nillen etymology

Middle English word nillen comes from English will, English ne ((obsolete) Not. (obsolete) Nor.)

Detailed word origin of nillen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
will English (eng) (auxiliary) To be able to, to have the capacity to. [from 14th c.]. (auxiliary) To choose to (do something), used to express intention but without any temporal connotations (+ bare infinitive). [from 10th c.]. (auxiliary) To habitually do (a given action). [from 9th c.]. (auxiliary) Used to express the future tense, sometimes with some implication of volition when used in the first person. [...]
ne English (eng) (obsolete) Not. (obsolete) Nor.
nyllan Old English (ang)
nillen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as nillen

Descendants of will