sense etymology

Middle English word sense comes from Latin absens, Proto-Indo-European *h₁sónt-, Latin sine ((with ablative) without.)

Detailed word origin of sense

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
absens Latin (lat)
*h₁sónt- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
sine Latin (lat) (with ablative) without.
absentia Latin (lat) Absence.
*sent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to go, to feel  , to walk, travel, being, true, to head for, go
sentire Latin (lat)
*sentnos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sinþaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To go, to wander.
sensus Latin (lat) (poetic) understanding, reason. A feeling, sentiment. Perception, capability of feeling, ability to perceive.
*sinnaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Sense (perception):. Sense, meaning.
*sinn Frankish (frk) Sense, reason, mental faculty. Way, direction.
*sennus Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) direction, way. (Vulgar Latin) sense, reason.
sens Old French (fro) Reason; ability to reason or think.
sense Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as sense

Descendants of absens
absence sans