impasse etymology

French word impasse comes from French in- (In-; un- (indicates negation).), French passe

Detailed word origin of impasse

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
in- French (fra) In-; un- (indicates negation).
passe French (fra) (sports) pass. Pass (document allowing entry). Pass (passageway). Pass (the act of passing).
impasse French (fra) Dead-end; cul-de-sac (street). Stalemate, impasse (situation in which no progress can be made; not used in the chess sense of stalemate).

Words with the same origin as impasse

Descendants of in-
changé immortalité immortel impardonnable impitoyable imposer impossible improbable imprévu impuissant inapproprié inattendu inconfortable inconscient inconvénient incroyablement insensé insignifiant insuffisance introuvable involontaire irresponsable irrésistible volontairement