nope etymology

French word nope comes from Proto-Indo-European *ken-, and later Proto-Germanic *hnuppô (A knot in a cloth or fabric; nap. A tuft or flock of wool.)

Detailed word origin of nope

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ken- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kenw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hnuppô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A knot in a cloth or fabric; nap. A tuft or flock of wool.
*hnoppo Old Dutch (odt)
noppe Middle Dutch (dum)
nope French (fra) A tuft of wool; a knot in a fabric; nap.

Words with the same origin as nope

Descendants of *ken-
Cendrillon casse-noix cendre dénoyage noisetier noisette noix noppe nougat noyade noyau noyer nucelle récent