nuit etymology

French word nuit comes from Proto-Indo-European *enḱ-, and later Proto-Italic *nokeō (Harm, hurt, injure. Kill, slay violently.)

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Detailed word origin of nuit

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*enḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*nokeō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Harm, hurt, injure. Kill, slay violently.
nocere Latin (lat)
nuisir Old French (fro)
*noco Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I harm.
nuire French (fra) (intransitive) to harm, to spoil.
nuit French (fra)

Words with the same origin as nuit

Descendants of *enḱ-
dénier dénoyage innocemment innocent nectar niais nier nocif nocivement nocivité noyade noyer nuire nuisance pernicieux