evident[ev′ə dənt, -dent′]
An example of evident used as an adjective is an evident fact, which is that two plus two equals four.
Origin of evidentMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin evidens (gen. evidentis): see evidence
Origin of evidentMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin ēvidēns, ēvident- : ē-, ex-, ex- + vidēns, present participle of vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more evident, superlative most evident)
From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin evidens (“visible, apparent, clear, plain”) (compare Late Latin evideri (“to appear plainly”)), from Latin e (“out”) + videre (“see”), present participle videns, deponent videri (“to appear, seem”).