\ \ [15] It is the shock that makes you ‘gasp’ that lies behind the word pant. It is closely related to English fancy, fantasy, and phantom. It comes from Anglo-Norman *panter, a condensed version of Old French pantaisiergasp’. This in turn went back to Vulgar Latin phantasiāregasp in horror, as if at a nightmare or ghost’, a derivative of Latin phantasiaapparition’ (source of English fancy and fantasy and first cousin to phantom).

Word origins - 2ed. . 2005.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • pant — pant …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • pant — pant·ie; pant·ing; pant·ing·ly; pant·i·soc·ra·cy; pant·i·so·cra·tic; pant·i·soc·ra·tist; pant·ler; ram·pant; ram·pant·ly; trip·pant; an·tic·i·pant; pant; par·tic·i·pant; flip·pant·ly; flip·pant·ness; pant·i·so·crat·i·cal; …   English syllables

  • Pant — may refer to: Pants, an article of clothing To breathe quickly, spasmodically, or in a labored manner Panting is used by many furry animals as a means of thermoregulation Pant (surname), a North Indian and Nepalese surname Places Pant (meaning a… …   Wikipedia

  • pant — [pænt] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: pantaisier, from Vulgar Latin phantasiare to see things which are not there , from Latin phantasia; FANTASY] 1.) to breathe quickly with short noisy breaths, for example because you have been… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pant — Pant, v. t. 1. To breathe forth quickly or in a labored manner; to gasp out. [1913 Webster] There is a cavern where my spirit Was panted forth in anguish. Shelley. [1913 Webster] 2. To long for; to be eager after. [R.] [1913 Webster] Then shall… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pant — sb., et, er, erne (om depositum el. i panteleg også panten); give i pant; betale pant for en flaske …   Dansk ordbog

  • pant — pant1 [pant] vi. [ME panten, prob. contr. < OFr pantaisier < VL * phantasiare, to suffer from a nightmare < L phantasia, idea, notion, nightmare: see FANTASY] 1. to breathe rapidly and heavily; gasp, as from running fast 2. to beat… …   English World dictionary

  • Pant — (p[.a]nt), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Panted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Panting}.] [Cf. F. panteler to gasp for breath, OF. panteisier to be breathless, F. pantois out of breath; perh. akin to E. phantom, the verb prob. orig. meaning, to have the nightmare.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pant — pant, n. A single leg of a pair of pants. See {pants}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pant — pant, a. Of or pertaining to pants. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pant — Pant, n. 1. A quick breathing; a catching of the breath; a gasp. Drayton. [1913 Webster] 2. A violent palpitation of the heart. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”