Consistent etymology


English word consistent comes from Latin sisto, Latin con-

Etymology of consistent

Detailed word origin of consistent

Dictionary entry Language Definition
sisto Latin (lat) (intransitive) I place myself; I stand.. (intransitive) I stand still; I halt; I stand firm.. (intransitive, legal) I appear in court.. (transitive) I cause to stand; I set; I place.. (transitive, legal) I cause to appear in court.
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
com- Latin (lat)
consisto Latin (lat) I agree with.. I continue.. I exist.. I harden. I pause, linger. I stop, stand, halt.
consistent English (en) (logic) Of a set of statements: such that no contradiction logically follows from them.. Compatible, accordant.. Of a regularly occurring, dependable nature. [from late 16th c. in the obsolete sense ‘consisting of’] (in the plural, rare) Objects or facts that are coexistent, or in agreement with one another.. (Eastern Orthodoxy, historical) A kind of penitent who was allowed to assist at [...]