Nice etymology


French word nice comes from Latin sciendus, Proto-Italic *nizdos (Nest.), Latin ne- (Absolutely negates the principal meaning.)

Etymology of nice

Detailed word origin of nice

Dictionary entry Language Definition
sciendus Latin (lat)
*nizdos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Nest.
ne- Latin (lat) Absolutely negates the principal meaning.
scius Latin (lat) Cognizant, knowing.
nidus Latin (lat) Dwelling for animals. Nest.
nescio Latin (lat) I cannot, I do not know, I am ignorant, I do not understand.
nicher Old French (fro)
nichier Old French (fro) To nest (of a bird, to build and maintain a nest).
nescius Latin (lat) Not knowing how, unable (with infinitive). Unaware, ignorant (of a fact).
niche Old French (fro)
nice French (fr)

Words with the same origin as nice

Descendants of ne-

ni nier