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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: exstans, present participle of exstare 'to stand out, exist', from stare 'to stand'

extant

adjective
     
ex‧tant formal
still existing in spite of being very old:
Few of the manuscripts are still extant.

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