soutenance etymology

French word soutenance comes from French soutenir ((used with que) to maintain (that). To keep up. To support.), French -ance (-ance (suffix used to form nouns).)

Detailed word origin of soutenance

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
soutenir French (fra) (used with que) to maintain (that). To keep up. To support.
-ance French (fra) -ance (suffix used to form nouns).
soutenance French (fra) Viva voce (for a doctorate).

Words with the same origin as soutenance

Descendants of soutenir
souteneur soutien soutien-gorge
Descendants of -ance
alliance ambiance ambulance assurance attirance bienveillance convenance délivrance désobéissance endurance espérance financer indépendance insistance maintenance nuance reconnaissance renaissance ressemblance souffrance surveillance séance vengeance vigilance échéance