extinction etymology

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

Detailed word origin of extinction

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)
extinctio Latin (lat)
extinction French (fra) Extinction.
extinction English (eng) (astronomy) The absorption or scattering of electromagnetic radiation emitted by astronomical objects by intervening dust and gas before it reaches the observer.. The action of making or becoming extinct; annihilation.

Words with the same origin as extinction

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 extinct instinct prestige prestigious