advantage etymology

English word advantage comes from Latin ante (before, in front)

Detailed word origin of advantage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ante Latin (lat) (of space) before, in front, forwards. (of time) before (of space) before, in front, forwards. (of time) before, previously.
abante Latin (lat) (Late Latin) before, in front From before.
avant Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Beforehand; earlier.
avantage Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Advantage. Profit; gain.
avauntage Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
advantage English (eng) (countable) Any condition, circumstance, opportunity or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end.. (countable, uncountable) Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit. (obsolete) Superiority; mastery; — used with of to specify its nature or with over to specify the other party.. (soccer) The continuation of the game after a foul against the [...]

Words with the same origin as advantage

Descendants of ante
advance advanced advancement ancestor ancestral anticipation