instance etymology

French word instance comes from Latin stare, Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.), Latin sto

Detailed word origin of instance

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
stare Latin (lat)
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
sto Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I [currently] am (feel). (Medieval Latin) I am [located at]. I stand. I stay, remain.
insto Latin (lat) (ambitransitive) I stand upon, set foot on.. (ambitransitive, with accusative or dative) I assail, press upon, harass.. (intransitive) I am pressing, draw nigh, approach, threaten.. (intransitive, with dative) I urge, pursue, insist.. (transitive) I urge (forward), ply.
instare Latin (lat)
instans Latin (lat)
instantia Latin (lat) A being near, presence. Perseverance, earnestness, importunity, urgency.
instance French (fra) (legal) legal proceedings, prosecution process. (object-oriented programming) instance. (often in the plural) urgent demand, insistence, plea. Authority, forum, agency, body.

Words with the same origin as instance

Descendants of stare
Constantin apprêtage constat constatation constater coûter distance instamment instant instantané prestation prêt prêter rétablissement stabilité stable établir étage étagère
Descendants of ingratus
gratitude ingrat ingratitude
Descendants of sto
arrêt arrêter c'est constitution fût institut institution obstacle stage station statut état été être ôter