Origin of ineluctableClassical Latin ineluctabilis from in-, not + eluctabilis, that can be resisted by struggling from eluctari, to struggle from ex-, out + luctari, to struggle from Indo-European base an unverified form leug-, to bend from source lock, Classical Greek lygos, supple twig
An example of an ineluctable act is the sun rising every day.
Origin of ineluctableLatin inēluctābilis in- not ; see in- 1. ēluctābilis penetrable ( from ēluctārī to struggle out of ) ( ex- ex- ) ( luctārī to struggle )
(comparative more ineluctable, superlative most ineluctable)
From Middle French inéluctable, from Latin inēluctābilis, from in- + ēluctor (“struggle out”).