Substance etymology


English word substance comes from Latin sto, Latin sub- (Sub-.), Latin sub

Etymology of substance

Detailed word origin of substance

Dictionary entry Language Definition
sto Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I [currently] am (feel). (Medieval Latin) I am [located at]. I stand. I stay, remain.
sub- Latin (lat) Sub-.
sub Latin (lat) (with ablative) about, around (time). (with ablative) at the feet of. (with ablative) behind. (with ablative) under, beneath. (with ablative) within, during. (with accusative) under, up to, up under, close to (of a motion). (with accusative) until, before, up to, about.
substo Latin (lat)
substantis Latin (lat)
substantia Latin (lat) Fortune, property, possessions. Substance, essence, material, contents.
substance Old French (fro) Existence. Most essential; substantial part.
substance English (en) (theology) Hypostasis.. A form of matter that has constant chemical composition and characteristic properties.. Drugs (illegal narcotics). Material possessions; estate; property; resources.. Physical matter; material.. Substantiality; solidity; firmness.. The essential part of anything; the most vital part.