collection etymology

English word collection comes from Latin colligo, Latin collectus

Detailed word origin of collection

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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 [...]
collectus Latin (lat)
collectio Latin (lat) (medicine) A swelling, tumor, abscess.. (rhetoric) A summary, recapitulation, summing up.. An argumentation, reasoning, conclusion, inference, syllogism.. The act of collecting together; accumulation, collection.
collection Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
collection English (eng) (UK) The jurisdiction of a collector of excise.. (in the plural, UK, Oxford University) A set of college exams generally taken at the start of the term.. (obsolete) The act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts; also, that which is inferred.. (topology, analysis) A set of sets.. A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes, as by passing a contribution box for [...]

Words with the same origin as collection

Descendants of colligo
coil collect collected collecting collective collector recollection