appearance etymology

English word appearance comes from Latin paret, Latin ad- (To.)

Detailed word origin of appearance

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
paret Latin (lat)
ad- Latin (lat) To.
appareo Latin (lat) (used impersonally) I am evident, clear or certain.. I appear, am visible, come into sight.. I attend, wait upon, serve.
apparentia Latin (lat) An appearance, a becoming visible.
apparence Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
appearance English (eng) (legal) An instance of someone coming into a court of law to be part of a trial, either in person or represented by an attorney or such like; a court appearance. (medical) Chiefly used by nurses: the act of defecation by a patient.. (philosophy, theology) That which is not substance, essence, hypostasis; the outward reality as opposed to the underlying reality. A thing seen; a phenomenon; an [...]

Words with the same origin as appearance

Descendants of ad-
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