Moment etymology


English word moment comes from Proto-Indo-European *mu-

Etymology of moment

Detailed word origin of moment

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*mu- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
moveo Latin (lat) (of plants) I put forth. I arouse, excite, promote, produce. I begin, commence, undertake. I disturb, shake, remove. I excite, inspire. I exert, exercise. I move, stir, set in motion. I present or offer (an oblation or gift). I trouble, concern, torment (someone).
momentum Latin (lat) (New Latin, physics) momentum. (of time) brief space, moment, short time. Cause, circumstance; weight, influence, moment. Change, revolution, movement, disturbance. Importance. Movement, motion, impulse; course. Particle, part, point.
moment Old French (fro)
moment Middle English (enm)
moment English (en) (colloquial) A fit, a short-duration tantrum, a hissy.. (historical) A definite period of time, specifically one-tenth of a point, or one-fortieth or one-fiftieth of an hour.. (informal) A petit mal episode; such a spell.. (math) A quantitative measure of the shape of a set of points.. (math) An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement.. (physics, mechanics) The [...]

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