avant etymology

French word avant comes from Latin ab, Proto-Indo-European *h₂ént-, Latin ab ante, Malayalam abante, and later Latin abante ((Late Latin) before, in front From before.)

Detailed word origin of avant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ab Latin (lat) (source of action or event) by, of. (time) after, since. At, on, in. From, away from, out of.
*h₂ént- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ab ante Latin (lat)
abante Malayalam (mal)
*h₂ent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ante Latin (lat) (of space) before, in front, forwards. (of time) before (of space) before, in front, forwards. (of time) before, previously.
abante Latin (lat) (Late Latin) before, in front From before.
abante Late Latin (LL)
avant Old French (fro) Beforehand; earlier.
avant French (fra) (sports) forward. Front Beforehand; earlier Before (in space), in front of, ahead of. Before (in time).

Words with the same origin as avant

Descendants of ab
avancer aversif aversion avertir aveugle devant pendule sans sans-culotte sens
Descendants of *h₂ént-
AM ains ainçais ambages ambi- ambidextre amputer ancêtre anticipateur anticipation anticipatoire anticiper antique antécesseur antécédent antérieur assujettir engager engagiste
Descendants of ab ante
avance davantage