distant etymology

English word distant comes from Latin sto, Latin dis-, Latin di-, and later Latin disto ((intransitive) I stand apart; I am distant.)

Detailed word origin of distant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sto Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I [currently] am (feel). (Medieval Latin) I am [located at]. I stand. I stay, remain.
dis- Latin (lat) Asunder, apart, in two. Reversal, removal. Utterly, exceedingly.
di- Latin (lat)
disto Latin (lat) (intransitive) I stand apart; I am distant.
distans Latin (lat)
distant English (eng) Emotionally unresponsive or unwilling to express genuine feelings.. Far off (physically, logically or mentally).

Words with the same origin as distant

Descendants of sto
arrest constant constitution cost distance establish established estate instance instant institute institution prostitute rest stable stage state statement states station statue status stay stayed
Descendants of dis-
address debate defeat delay dessert difference different difficult dinner direct direction director disagree disappear discipline discover discuss disguise display district dress dressed dressing
Descendants of di-
digest digestive disrupt distinct distinction distinguish distinguished diverse diversion diversity divert divorce