eminent (adj) – distinguished; noteworthy; lofty; towering
BREAKDOWN: E- (out of) + MIN- (project) + -ENT (inclined to)
— eminence is the quality or state of being eminent; someone of distinguished station or high rank (also eminency)
— an eminence can also be a high hill or protuberance
This word is built on the root MIN-, which means to threaten, project, or hang over.
Common MIN- words include menace and prominent.
More esoteric MIN- words include commination and minatory.