Origin of transparent
Synonyms for transparent
Antonyms for transparent
Related Words for nontransparentimpenetrable, murky, cloudy, hazy, gloomy, frosty, thick, dull, dirty, blurred, opaque, misty, dense, dim, muddy, overcast, dark, dismal, foggy, lowering
Word Origin for transparent
early 15c., from Medieval Latin transparentem (nominative transparens), present participle of transparere "show light through," from Latin trans- "through" (see trans-) + parere "come in sight, appear" (see appear). Figurative sense of "easily seen through" is first attested 1590s. The attempt to back-form a verb transpare (c.1600) died with the 17c.