second etymology

English word second comes from Latin secunda pars minuta, Latvian secunda pars minuta

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Detailed word origin of second

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
secunda pars minuta Latin (lat)
secunda pars minuta Latvian (lav)
secunda Malayalam (mal)
seconde Old French (fro)
seconde Middle English (enm)
second English (eng) (informal) A short, indeterminate amount of time.. A unit of angle equal to one-sixtieth of a minute of arc or one part in 3600 of a degree.. One-sixtieth of a minute; the SI unit of time, defined as the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of radiation corresponding to the transition between two hyperfine levels of caesium-133 in a ground state at a temperature of absolute zero and at rest.