Last modified on 20 June 2013, at 16:37

momentaneous

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin momentaneus: compare French momentané.

AdjectiveEdit

momentaneous (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) momentary
    • 1827, John Claridge, The Shepherd of Banbury's Rules to Judge of the Changes of the Weather, Grounded on Forty Years' Experience[1]:
      Lightning is a great flame, very bright, extending every way to a great distance, suddenly darting upwards, there ending, so that it is only momentaneous.