collected etymology

English word collected comes from English collect, English -ed

Detailed word origin of collected

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
collect English (eng) (Christianity) The prayer said before the reading of the epistle lesson, especially one found in a prayerbook, as with the Book of Common Prayer. (intransitive) To collect objects as a hobby.. (intransitive) To come together in a group or mass.. (intransitive, often with on or against) To collect payments.. (transitive) To accumulate a number of similar or related (objects), particularly for [...]
-ed English (eng) Used to form past participles of (regular) verbs. See -en and -t for variants. Used to form past tenses of (regular) verbs. In linguistics, it is used for the base form of any past form. See -t for a variant. Used to form adjectives from nouns, in the sense of having the object represented by the noun.. As an extension of the above, when used along with an adjective preceding the noun, [...]
collected English (eng) (not comparable) Gathered together.. Cool‐headed, emotionally stable, in focus.

Words with the same origin as collected

Descendants of -ed
accepted accused armed beloved betrayed bored buried cute embarrassed experienced feed felt figured headed informed landed needed placed retired scared stopped talented transferred turned wanted