Origin of Intrinsic
From Middle French intrinsèque, from Latin intrinsecus (“on the inside, inwardly”), from *intrim, an assumed adverbial form of inter (“within”) + seccus (“by, on the side”)
Middle English intrinsique inner from Old French intrinseque from Late Latin intrīnsecus inward from Latin inwardly en in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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