[im-pen-duh nt]


Origin of impendent

1585–95; < Latin impendent- stem of impendēns present participle of impendēre to hang over, threaten. See impend, -ent
Related formsim·pend·ence, im·pend·en·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for impendent

1590s, from Latin impendens "impending," present participle of impendere (see impend).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper