collecting etymology

English word collecting comes from English collect, English landlubber

Detailed word origin of collecting

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 [...]
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
collecting English (eng) A hobby including seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual collector.

Words with the same origin as collecting

Descendants of landlubber