In α. forms either (i) aphetic < estudiant n. (although this is first attested slightly later),or (ii) < Anglo-Norman and Middle French estudiant, estudient estudiant n.; the loss of the initial vowel may result from association with study v.(beside estudy v.). Compare studient adj.In β. forms (iii) < post-classical Latin student-, studens person engaged in study (frequently from 1231 in British sources; also in continental sources), (perhaps) member of the foundation of Christ Church, Oxford (1565 in a British source), earlier (in plural) denoting fanatical members of a sect (4th cent.), use as noun of classical Latin student- , studēns , present participle of studēre to apply oneself, study (see study n.).
stud-entHello everyone. A simple word has only 1 free form. A complex word has at least 1 bound form.
So is 'student' a simple word (it cannot be divided into smaller forms) or is it a complex word with the base 'stud-' and '-ent' as a suffix ? Thanks.
-ent someone who, something that noun student, president, nutrient