modern etymology

English word modern comes from Latin modus, and later Latin modo (Just, only. Presently. Recently, just now.)

Detailed word origin of modern

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
modus Latin (lat) (grammar) mood, mode. Bound, limit. Manner, method, way. Measure.
modo Latin (lat) Just, only. Presently. Recently, just now.
modernus Late Latin (LL)
moderne Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Modern; current; contemporary.
modern English (eng) (history) Pertaining to the modern period (c.1800 to contemporary times), particularly in academic historiography.. Pertaining to a current or recent time and style; not ancient. Someone who lives in modern times.. The modern time.

Words with the same origin as modern

Descendants of modus
mode model moderate modest modesty modify module mold mood mould