nil etymology

Latin word nil comes from Latin ne- (Absolutely negates the principal meaning.), Latin hilum ((in the negative) not a whit, not in the least. Trifle.)

Detailed word origin of nil

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ne- Latin (lat) Absolutely negates the principal meaning.
hilum Latin (lat) (in the negative) not a whit, not in the least. Trifle.
nihilum Latin (lat) Nothing.

Words with the same origin as nil

Descendants of ne-
necesse necessitas nefas nescio nihil nimis nimium