opportunity etymology

English word opportunity comes from Latin opportunus (Advantageous, useful. Favourable, opportune. Suitable.)

Detailed word origin of opportunity

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
opportunus Latin (lat) Advantageous, useful. Favourable, opportune. Suitable.
opportunitas Latin (lat) Advantage. Convenience, fitness. Importance, significance. Opportunity, chance.
opportunité Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
opportunity English (eng) (nonstandard, Euro-English) opportuneness. A chance for advancement, progress or profit.. A favorable circumstance or occasion.