Origin of 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”).
Middle English from Old French from Latin ēvidēns ēvident- ē-, ex- ex- vidēns present participle of vidēre to see weid- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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