substance etymology

English word substance comes from Latin sto, Latin sub- (Sub-.), Latin sub

Detailed word origin of substance

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sto Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I [currently] am (feel). (Medieval Latin) I am [located at]. I stand. I stay, remain.
sub- Latin (lat) Sub-.
sub Latin (lat) (with ablative) about, around (time). (with ablative) at the feet of. (with ablative) behind. (with ablative) under, beneath. (with ablative) within, during. (with accusative) under, up to, up under, close to (of a motion). (with accusative) until, before, up to, about.
substo Latin (lat)
substantis Latin (lat)
substantia Latin (lat) Fortune, property, possessions. Substance, essence, material, contents.
substance Old French (fro) Existence. Most essential; substantial part.
substance English (eng) (theology) Hypostasis.. A form of matter that has constant chemical composition and characteristic properties.. Drugs (illegal narcotics). Material possessions; estate; property; resources.. Physical matter; material.. Substantiality; solidity; firmness.. The essential part of anything; the most vital part.

Words with the same origin as substance

Descendants of sto
arrest constant constitution cost distance distant establish established estate instance instant institute institution prostitute rest restless stable stage state statement states station statue status
Descendants of sub-
assume presumably presume resume resurrection source souvenir subject substantial subtle succeed suffer suffering sufficient suggest suggestion summon supply suppose surge suspect suspension suspicion sustain
Descendants of sub
success successful succession sudden suffice suffocate summons support suppress surrogate