coherent etymology

English word coherent comes from Latin haereo, English co-

Detailed word origin of coherent

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
haereo Latin (lat) I am brought to a standstill, I am suspended. I am stuck in a situation; I am at a loss; I am embarrassed; hesitate.. I keep close (to), attach myself (to), follow; pursue.. I remain fixed, abide, keep at, continue, persist.. I stick, cling, cleave, adhere.
co- English (eng) (mathematics) of the opposite, of the counterpart; dual. Partner or subordinate in an activity. To the same degree. Together; mutually; jointly.
cohaereo Latin (lat) (in discourse) I am closely connected, belong together.. (in thought) I am consistent (with), agree (together), I am in agreement (with), harmonize (with).. (of persons) I am near, close or united.. I am composed of, consist of or in.. I am in contact with or contiguous to.. I cling, cleave or stick cling (closely) together; I am united, cohere, adhere.. I hold myself together, maintain [...]
cohaerens Latin (lat)
coherent Middle French (frm)
coherent English (eng) (botany) Attaching or pressing against an organ of the same nature.. (math, of a sheaf) Belonging to a specific class of sheaves having particularly manageable properties closely linked to the geometrical properties of the underlying space.. (physics) Of waves having the same direction, wavelength and phase, as light in a laser.. Aesthetically ordered.. Having a natural or due agreement of [...]

Words with the same origin as coherent

Descendants of haereo
adhere adhesion cohere coherence cohesure hesitate inhere inherent
Descendants of co-
coaction coadjacent coalesce coarchitect cobrand cocultural coenact coexist cohost coincidental comigrate copathogen copilot coplane coproduction coregister coring cosection coseismal cosign cosine costain costar coworker