nist etymology

Middle English word nist comes from Proto-Indo-European *sodéyeti (To set, to seat, to cause to sit.), Proto-Indo-European *-ós, Proto-Indo-European *ni, Proto-Germanic *nesaną (To survive, to recover, to heal.)

Detailed word origin of nist

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sodéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To set, to seat, to cause to sit.
*-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
*nesaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To survive, to recover, to heal.
*nestą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Provisions; food and supplies.
*nisdós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Nest.
*nestaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*nestą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Nest.
nest Old English (ang) A nest.
nist Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as nist

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