momentany

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French momentané, from Late Latin momentaneus.

Adjective[edit]

momentany (comparative more momentany, superlative most momentany)

  1. (obsolete) Momentary, transient.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, New York Review of Books, 2001, p.47:
      Some were brawling, some fighting, riding, running, solicite ambientes, callide litiganes, for toys and trifles, and such momentany things []
    • Shakespeare
      Momentany as a sound.