est etymology

Provençal word est comes from Latin is, Latin -te

Detailed word origin of est

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
is Latin (lat) (Third-person singular pronoun) he, it (referring to masculine nouns); (demonstrative) this, that.
-te Latin (lat)
iste Latin (lat) (used disparagingly) that infamous person, that thing of yours. That, that near you, referring to a person or thing away from the speaker but close to the listener.
est Provençal (prv)