Modern etymology


English word modern comes from Latin modus, and later Latin modo (Just, only. Presently. Recently, just now.)

Etymology of modern

Detailed word origin of modern

Dictionary entry Language Definition
modus Latin (lat) (grammar) mood, mode. Bound, limit. Manner, method, way. Measure.
modo Latin (lat) Just, only. Presently. Recently, just now.
modernus Late Latin (LL)
moderne Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Modern; current; contemporary.
modern English (en) (history) Pertaining to the modern period (c.1800 to contemporary times), particularly in academic historiography.. Pertaining to a current or recent time and style; not ancient. Someone who lives in modern times.. The modern time.

Words with the same origin as modern

Descendants of modus

model modest modesty modify module mood