extinct etymology

English word extinct comes from Latin de, Latin evanescere, Latin stinguere

Detailed word origin of extinct

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
de Latin (lat) (Late Latin) of persons. From, away from, down from, out of; in general to indicate the person or place from which any thing is taken, etc., with verbs of taking away, depriving, demanding, requesting, inquiring, buying; as capere, sumere, emere, quaerere, discere, trahere, etc., and their compounds.. From, away from, to indicate the place from which someone or something departs or [...]
evanescere Latin (lat)
stinguere Latin (lat)
extinguere Latin (lat)
extinct English (eng) (dated) Extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.). (vulcanology) No longer actively erupting.. No longer in existence; having died out.. No longer used; obsolete, discontinued.

Words with the same origin as extinct

Descendants of de
award dick die due duty effect effort election exact example exchange excuse exist existence exit expect expected expecting experience experienced experiment issue sample say still
Descendants of stinguere
distinct distinction distinguish distinguished extinction instinct prestige prestigious