absence etymology

English word absence comes from Latin absens, and later Latin absentia (Absence.)

Detailed word origin of absence

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
absens Latin (lat)
absentia Latin (lat) Absence.
ausence Old French (fro)
absence Middle English (enm) Absence.
absence English (eng) (fencing) Lack of contact between blades.. (medical) Temporary loss or disruption of consciousness, with sudden onset and recovery, and common in epilepsy. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]. A state of being away or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; the period of being away. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]. Failure to be present where one is expected, wanted, or [...]

Words with the same origin as absence

Descendants of absens
sans sense senseless sensor