Exist etymology


English word exist comes from Latin de, Latin sistere, Latin sisto, and later French exister (To exist.)

Etymology of exist

Detailed word origin of exist

Dictionary entry Language Definition
de Latin (lat) (Late Latin) of persons. From, away from, down from, out of; in general to indicate the person or place from which any thing is taken, etc., with verbs of taking away, depriving, demanding, requesting, inquiring, buying; as capere, sumere, emere, quaerere, discere, trahere, etc., and their compounds.. From, away from, to indicate the place from which someone or something departs or [...]
sistere Latin (lat)
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.
exsisto Latin (lat) (third-person) there is, there are. I am, exist.. I appear, arise, emerge.. I become.. I stand out (as), I stand out in regard to (+ dative).
exister French (fr) To exist.
exist English (en) To be; have existence; have being or reality.

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