instinct etymology

English word instinct comes from Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.), Latin stinguere

Detailed word origin of instinct

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
stinguere Latin (lat)
instinguere Latin (lat)
instinctus Latin (lat) Infuriated. Inspired Inspiration. Instigation, impulse.
instinct English (eng) (archaic) Imbued, charged (with something). A natural or inherent impulse or behaviour.. An intuitive reaction not based on rational conscious thought.

Words with the same origin as instinct

Descendants of stinguere
distinct distinction distinguish distinguished extinct extinction prestige prestigious