From the Latin diremptus (“separated”, “divided”), the past participle of dirimō (“I separate”, “I divide”), formed as dir- (prevocalic variant of dis- (“apart”, “asunder”)) + emō (“I take”); compare dirempt².
(third-person singular simple present dirempts, present participle dirempting, simple past and past participle dirempted)
- To separate; to divide; to break off.
- "What is thus dirempted, which constitutes the parts thought of as in the law, exhibits itself as a stable existence; and if the parts are considered without the Notion of the inner difference, then space time, or distance and velocity, which appear as moments of gravity, are just as indifferent and without necessary relation to one another as to gravity itself, or, as this simple gravity is indifferent to them, or, again, as simple electricity is indifferent to positive and negative electricity." Georg Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit, paragraph 161
From the Latin dirempt-, the past participial stem of dirimō. Prima facie, the derivation of the verb appears identical with that of the adjective; however, whilst closely related, each carries a subtly different semantic force — the verb takes merely the form of the Latin participle, whereas the adjective takes its meaning as well.