naiv etymology

Romanian word naiv comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵn̥h₁tós (Begotten, produced.), Proto-Italic *gnāskōr (Be born.), Latin -ivus (Adjective suffix.), German nativ (Native.)

Detailed word origin of naiv

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵn̥h₁tós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Begotten, produced.
*gnāskōr Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Be born.
-ivus Latin (lat) Adjective suffix.
nativ German (deu) Native.
*gnātos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
gnascor Latin (lat)
natus Latin (lat) Son (of plants) growth, growing. Son, birth, age, years.
nativus Latin (lat) (grammar, of words) original, primitive, primary. Created, made. Inborn, innate, imparted by birth. Natural, native, made by nature and not artificial.
natif French (fra) Native (characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin). Original. Raw; in its original state.
naïf French (fra) Naive, dewy-eyed; gullible.
naiv Romanian (ron) Naive.

Words with the same origin as naiv

Descendants of *ǵn̥h₁tós
cumnat internațional nat nativ natural natură național națiune
Descendants of *gnāskōr
naște naștere
Descendants of -ivus
-iu -iv abuziv activ auriu captiv dativ discursiv efectiv extensiv fugitiv imperativ impulsiv intempestiv intranzitiv leșie nociv obiectiv productiv speculativ târziu