instant etymology

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

Detailed word origin of instant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
stare Latin (lat)
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)
instant French (fra) Instant, minute, moment (literary) pressing, insistent.

Words with the same origin as instant

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