Sunday, November 11, 2018

Fact of the Day: Old English Knight

The English word knight evolved from the Old English word cniht which meant "youth" or "servant". 

8 comments:

RO said...

That's a tricky word! Hugs...RO

Pat Hatt said...

That would be weird to say

Christine said...

Wow English really evolved!

Elisabeth said...

Interesting, I didn't know that! Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving me such a kind comment :)

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Martha said...

I didn't know that.

Kirk said...

A servant in shiny armor? Not quite as impressive.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Maybe the knights were actually teenagers.

Infidel753 said...

In modern German, Knecht still means "slave" or "servant". It often has parallels with old English.