nak etymology

Dutch word nak comes from Old English cnocian (To knock.)

Detailed word origin of nak

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cnocian Old English (ang) To knock.
knocken Middle English (enm)
cnokien Middle English (enm)
knock English (eng) (automotive) Preignition, a type of abnormal combustion occurring in spark ignition engines caused by self-ignition or the characteristic knocking sound associated with it.. (cricket) a batsman's innings.. (cycling). (figurative) criticism. An abrupt rapping sound, as from an impact of a hard object against wood. An impact. (ambitransitive, dated) To bump or impact.. (colloquial) To [...]
naki Sranan Tongo (srn) To hit, to knock. To jab. To play a percussion instrument.
nakkie Dutch (nld) (Netherlands, slang) An insufflated dose of a powdered drug, especially cocaine; a bump.
nak Dutch (nld) (slang) a bump or small line of an insufflated drug.

Words with the same origin as nak

Descendants of cnocian
knokken knokploeg nakkie nokken