destiny

\ \ [14] Etymologically, one’s destiny is that which has been firmly established or determined for one (as if by fate). The word comes from destinee, the Old French descendant of Latin dēstinātus. This was the past participle of dēstināremake firm, establish’, a compound verb formed from the intensive prefix - and *stanārefix’ (source also of English obstinate).
\ \ This in turn was a derivative of starestand’, a relative of English stand. The Latin verb also gave English destine [14] and hence destination [15], whose current use comes from an earlier place of destinationplace for which one is bound’.
\ \ Cf.DESTINATION, OBSTINATE, STAND

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