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From Latin consistens, present participle of cōnsistō (to agree with; to continue), from con- (prefix indicating a being or bringing together of several objects) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm (beside, by, near, with)) + sistō (to cause to stand; to place, set) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *stísteh₂ti (to be standing up; to be getting up), from the root *steh₂- (to stand (up))).