eminence etymology

English word eminence comes from Latin emineo, and later Latin eminentia (Eminence, excellence. Prominence, protuberance.)

Detailed word origin of eminence

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
emineo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I am or become conspicuous or prominent, stand out (through my good qualities); I am eminent, excel.. (of elements in a painting) I am prominent, stand out in relief.. I stand out, project, protrude.
eminentia Latin (lat) Eminence, excellence. Prominence, protuberance.
eminence Old French (fro)
eminence English (eng) (anatomy) A protuberance.. (geology) An elevated land area or a hill.. (uncountable) A dark purple color.. Prominence in a particular order or accumulation; esteem.. Someone of high rank, reputation or social status.. The quality or state of being eminent.

Words with the same origin as eminence

Descendants of emineo