From the present participle of L. imminere, "to overhang", from minere, "to jut out".
Wiktionary:Pronunciation key|IPA: IPA|/ËˆÉªmÉªnÉ™nt/ or IPA|/ËˆÉªmÉ™nÉ™nt/
- about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.
Imminent and eminent are very similar sounds, and are weak rhymes; in some dialects, these may be confused. A typo of either word may result in a correction to the wrong word by spellchecking software. Imminent is also sometimes confused with immanent.
Dutch: imminent, dreigend
German: bevorstehend (1)