coil etymology

English word coil comes from Latin lego, Latin col- (With; together.), Dutch legere, Dutch col-, Latin con-, English com- (The form of con- used before b, m, and p.), English legare, Latin ligo, Spanish colligo

Detailed word origin of coil

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lego Latin (lat) I collect, gather, bring together. I choose, select, appoint. I read.
col- Latin (lat) With; together.
legere Dutch (nld)
col- Dutch (nld)
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
com- English (eng) The form of con- used before b, m, and p.
legare English (eng)
ligo Latin (lat) I bandage, wrap around.. I tie, bind.. I unite. A hoe, mattock.
colligo Spanish (spa)
com- Latin (lat)
colligere Dutch (nld)
colligo Latin (lat) (in a reflexive sense) I collect or compose myself, recover my courage or resolution.. (of a number, chiefly, a distance) I amount or come to, extend; am reckoned (in a passive sense).. I gather, draw, bring or collect (together), assemble, pick up; contract, draw up, compress, concentrate; harvest.. I get, gain, acquire, produce, collect.. I make thick, thicken; bind or mass together.. I [...]
coillir Middle French (frm)
coil English (eng) (electrical) A coil of electrically conductive wire through which electricity can flow.. (figurative) Entanglement; perplexity.. Any intrauterine device (Abbreviation: IUD)—the first IUDs were coil-shaped.. Something wound in the form of a helix or spiral. (obsolete, rare) To encircle and hold with, or as if with, coils.. To wind cylindrically or spirally.. To wind into loops (roughly) [...]

Words with the same origin as coil

Descendants of lego
collect collected collecting collection collective collector elect election elegant eligible elite intellect intellectual intelligent legacy legend legendary legion lesson neglect religion religious select selection
Descendants of col-
collateral recollection
Descendants of con-
alright college comfortable command commander common competition complete concern condition contact continue contract convince correct cos cost council count couple cousin cover recognize right
Descendants of com-
compare comparison
Descendants of ligo
alien alley allies ally bush league liaison obligation oblige rely