This question is more of a question about the origin of a physical term moment used in many contexts. My question is about the linguistic or historical meaning of the word "moment".
Please don't provide the mathematical equations for the moment of inertia or the electric of magnetic dipole moment. My question is about the essence of the word.
I'm asking this question because as a non-native English speaker, I find it confusing as how did this word got to be used in the different contexts.