Sense etymology


English word sense comes from Latin absens, Proto-Indo-European *snt-, Latin sine ((with ablative) without.)

Etymology of sense

Detailed word origin of sense

Dictionary entry Language Definition
absens Latin (lat)
*snt- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
sine Latin (lat) (with ablative) without.
absentia Latin (lat) Absence.
sentio Latin (lat) I feel; I perceive with the senses. I have an opinion; I feel an emotion. I perceive: I notice mentally.
sensus Latin (lat) (poetic) understanding, reason. A feeling, sentiment. Perception, capability of feeling, ability to perceive.
*sinnaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Sense (perception):. Sense, meaning.
*sinn Frankish (frk) Sense, reason, mental faculty. Way, direction.
*sennus Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) direction, way. (Vulgar Latin) sense, reason.
sens Old French (fro) Reason; ability to reason or think.
sense Middle English (enm)
sense English (en) To comprehend.. To instinctively be aware.. To use biological senses: to either smell, watch, taste, hear or feel. (biochemistry) referring to the strand of a nucleic acid that directly specifies the product.. Perception through the intellect; apprehension; awareness.. Any of the manners by which living beings perceive the physical world: for humans sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste.. [...]

Words with the same origin as sense

Descendants of absens


Descendants of *snt-

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