transit (v.) Look up transit at Dictionary.com
mid-15c., from Latin transitus, past participle of transire "go or cross over" (see transient). Astronomical sense is from 1680s. Related: Transited; transiting.
transit (n.) Look up transit at Dictionary.com
mid-15c., "act or fact of passing across or through," from Latin transitus "a going over, passing over, passage," verbal noun from past participle of transire "go or cross over" (see transient). Meaning "a transit of a planet across the sun" is from 1660s. Meaning "public transportation" is attested from 1873.