From Proto-Indo-European *nek (“death, natural death”); see also Welsh angeu (“death”), Breton ankou, Old Irish ec, Latin noxius (“harmful”), Latin nocere (“to hurt, harm”), Latin necis (“murder, violent death”) (as opposed to mors), Old Persian [script?] (vi-nathayatiy, “he injures”), Avestan [script?] (nasiieiti, “disappears”), [script?] (nasu-, “corpse”), Sanskrit नश्यति (naśyati, “disappear, perish”).
- I kill, murder, especially without physical wounding such as by poison or hunger.
- (figuratively) I thwart, check.