spontaneous etymology

English word spontaneous comes from Latin spons (Free will, accord, impulse, motion.)

Detailed word origin of spontaneous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
spons Latin (lat) Free will, accord, impulse, motion.
sponte Latin (lat) Freely, willingly, voluntarily, spontaneously.
spontaneus Late Latin (LL)
spontaneous English (eng) Arising from a momentary impulse. Controlled and directed internally; self-active; spontaneous movement characteristic of living things. Done by one's own free choice, or without planning.. Proceeding from natural feeling or native tendency without external or conscious constraint. Produced without being planted or without human labor; indigenous. Random.. Self-generated; happening without [...]