devancer etymology

French word devancer comes from Middle French avant, Middle French de (From. Of.)

Detailed word origin of devancer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
avant Middle French (frm)
de Middle French (frm) From. Of.
davant Middle French (frm) Before; in front of Before; in front of.
devant French (fra) Confronted with, faced with. In front of, before. Outside Front.
devancer French (fra) To anticipate, to pre-empt. To arrive earlier than (someone), to do (something before somebody else), to beat to the punch. To overtake, to get ahead, to surpass. To precede, to be ahead of (something in a list).

Words with the same origin as devancer

Descendants of avant