permanent etymology

English word permanent comes from Latin maneo

Detailed word origin of permanent

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
maneo Latin (lat) (transitive) I wait for, expect. I last, endure. I spend the night. I stay, remain.
permaneo Latin (lat) I devote my life to, live by.. I persist, persevere.. I stay to the end, hold out, endure; last, survive, continue.
permanens Latin (lat)
permanent Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Permanent.
permanent English (eng) Lasting for an indefinitely long time.. Without end, eternal. (transitive, dated) To perm (the hair). (linear algebra, combinatorics) Given an n \times n matrix a_{ij} \,, the sum over all permutations \pi \, of \prod_{i=1}^n{a_{i\pi(i)}}.. A chemical hair treatment imparting or removing curliness, whose effects typically last for a period of weeks; a perm.

Words with the same origin as permanent

Descendants of maneo
mansion mas remain remainder