Absurd etymology


English word absurd comes from Latin surdus, Latin ab, Latin ab-

Etymology of absurd

Detailed word origin of absurd

Dictionary entry Language Definition
surdus Latin (lat) Deaf. Inattentive, unresponsive. Indistinct, dull, faint. Silent, noiseless, still.
ab Latin (lat) (source of action or event) by, of. (time) after, since. At, on, in. From, away from, out of.
ab- Latin (lat) Absence of. At a distance. Completely, thoroughly. From, away, away from. More remote. Off.
absurdus Latin (lat) Discordant, harsh. Incongruous, inconsistent. Silly, stupid, worthless.
absurde Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
absurd English (en) (obsolete) Inharmonious; dissonant. [Attested only in the early 17th century.]. Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and flatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous; silly. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]. Dealing with absurdism.. Having no rational or orderly relationship to people's [...]

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