to set nought by; to disesteem; to have a low opinion of;
to consider worthless ...1656 obs.
from Latin nauci facere, from naucum a trifling thing
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1656 - Blount Glossographia, Naucifie, to set nought by, to disesteem
• A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles,
James Murray, 1887-1933