немец etymology

Russian word немец comes from Proto-Slavic *němъ

Detailed word origin of немец

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*němъ Proto-Slavic (sla-pro) Dumb, mute (not able to speak). Unclear or incomprehensible speaker, muttering, mammering.
*němьcь Proto-Slavic (sla-pro) Foreigner, non-Slav. Specifically, a German (someone who speaks a Germanic language).
немец Russian (rus) (obsolete) foreigner. German, German man.

Words with the same origin as немец

Descendants of *němъ
немой