etymologeek.com > English > Present
You are viewing the etymology of present meaning: (Verb Noun) (intransitive, medicine) To appear (in a specific way) for delivery (of a fetus); to appear first at the mouth of the uterus during childbirth. [from 18th c.]. (intransitive, medicine) To come [...](intransitive, medicine) To appear (in a specific way) for delivery (of a fetus); to appear first at the mouth of the uterus during childbirth. [from 18th c.]. (intransitive, medicine) To come [...]. You may also see other English etymologies of present.
English word present comes from Latin praesent, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) presenter ((transitive) to present (show, reveal).).

Present etymology ?

Present detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
praesent Latin (lat)
presentare Latin (lat)
presenter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (transitive) to present (show, reveal).
presenten Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
present English (eng) (intransitive, medicine) To appear (in a specific way) for delivery (of a fetus); to appear first at the mouth of the uterus during childbirth. [from 18th c.]. (intransitive, medicine) To come to the attention of medical staff, especially with a specific symptom. [from 19th c.]. (intransitive, with "as") To appear or represent oneself (as having a certain gender).. (reflexive) To come [...]