niche etymology

French word niche comes from Proto-Indo-European *nisdós (Nest.), Latin scio (I can, know, understand, have knowledge.. I know carnally.), Latin ne- (Absolutely negates the principal meaning.)

Detailed word origin of niche

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*nisdós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Nest.
scio Latin (lat) I can, know, understand, have knowledge.. I know carnally.
ne- Latin (lat) Absolutely negates the principal meaning.
*nizdos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Nest.
scius Latin (lat) Cognizant, knowing.
nidus Latin (lat) Dwelling for animals. Nest.
nescio Latin (lat) I cannot, I do not know, I am ignorant, I do not understand.
nicher Old French (fro)
nichier Old French (fro) To nest (of a bird, to build and maintain a nest).
nescius Latin (lat) Not knowing how, unable (with infinitive). Unaware, ignorant (of a fact).
nisce Old French (fro)
niche French (fra) Kennel (for dog). Niche.

Words with the same origin as niche

Descendants of *nisdós
niais nice nid nidifier nidiforme
Descendants of scio
chiantifique consciemment conscience conscient omniscient sciemment science scientificité scientifique scientisme
Descendants of ne-
annihilateur annihilation annihiler nihilisme nihiliste nécessiteux nécessité néfaste