devant etymology

French word devant comes from French de, French avant

Detailed word origin of devant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
de French (fra) By (indicates the amount of change). From (used to indicate origin). From (used to indicate the start of a time or range). Of (expresses belonging). Of (indicates an amount). Of (used to express property or association). Used after certain verbs before an infinitive, often translated into English as a gerund or an infinitive. Used attributively, often translated into English as a compound [...]
avant French (fra) (sports) forward. Front Beforehand; earlier Before (in space), in front of, ahead of. Before (in time).
devant French (fra) Front Confronted with, faced with. In front of, before. Outside.

Words with the same origin as devant

Descendants of de
aujourd'hui azurien duquel pot d'échappement raison d'État s'en sortir
Descendants of avant