past etymology

English word past comes from Proto-Indo-European *pent-, Latin pati, Latin patior (I allow, acquiesce, submit.. I suffer, endure.), Old Latin mīlle passum

Detailed word origin of past

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
pati Latin (lat)
patior Latin (lat) I allow, acquiesce, submit.. I suffer, endure.
mīlle passum Old Latin (itc-ola)
pando Latin (lat) I spread or open (out), extend. I spread out to dry. I unfold or expand.
*passō Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
passare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*passare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
passare Latin (lat)
*passo Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I pass.
passer Old French (fro) To pass; to pass by.
passen Middle English (enm) To pass.
past English (eng) (grammar) The past tense.. The period of time that has already happened, in contrast to the present and the future. (grammar) Of a tense, expressing action that has already happened or a previously-existing state. [from 18th c.]. (postmodifier) Following expressions of time to indicate how long ago something happened; ago. [from 15th c.]. Having already happened; in the past; finished. [from [...]

Words with the same origin as past

Descendants of *pent-
find finder pad path patrol spread widespread
Descendants of pati
bypass compass compassion compassionate mile mileage millennium million millionaire pace pacey pas pass passage passenger passing passion passionate passive passport password trespass
Descendants of patior
impatient patient