Destiny etymology


English word destiny comes from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂-, Proto-Indo-European - -né-, Latin destinatus, and later Proto-Indo-European *stnéh₂ti (To place, to stand.)

Etymology of destiny

Detailed word origin of destiny

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*steh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to stand, stay, stand, to stand
- -né- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
destinatus Latin (lat)
destinata Latin (lat)
*stnéh₂ti Proto-Indo-European (ine) To place, to stand.
*stanō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
destinare Latin (lat)
destinee Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Fate; destiny.
destiny English (en) That to which any person or thing is destined; a predetermined state; a condition predestined by the Divine or by human will. The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; an irresistible power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.

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