Other Word Forms of Sudden
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Origin of Sudden
From Middle English sodain, from Anglo-Norman sodein, from Old French sodain, subdain (“immediate, sudden"), from Vulgar Latin *subitānus (“sudden"), from Latin subitaneus (“sudden"), from subitus (“sudden", literally, "that which has come stealthily"), originally the past participle of subire (“to come or go stealthily"), from sub (“under") + ire (“go").
Middle English sodain from Old French from Vulgar Latin subitānus from Latin subitāneus from subitus from past participle of subīre to approach stealthily sub- secretly sub– īre to go ei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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