presence etymology

English word presence comes from Latin praesens, Latin praesentem

Detailed word origin of presence

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
praesens Latin (lat) (grammar) present. At hand. Existing. Immediate. Present. Prompt. Propitious.
praesentem Latin (lat)
praesentia Latin (lat) Presence; the state of being present or at hand. Present (time).
presence Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
presence English (eng) A company's business activity in a particular market.. A quality of poise and effectiveness that enables a performer to achieve a close relationship with his audience.. Something (as a spirit) felt or believed to be present.. The fact or condition of being present, or of being within sight or call, or at hand.. The part of space within one's immediate vicinity.. The state of being closely [...]

Words with the same origin as presence

Descendants of praesens
present representation