collective etymology

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

Detailed word origin of collective

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lego Latin (lat) I collect, gather, bring together. I choose, select, appoint. I read.
legere Dutch (nld)
col- Dutch (nld)
col- Latin (lat) With; together.
com- English (eng) The form of con- used before b, m, and p.
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.
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 [...]
collectivus Latin (lat) Collected or gathered together. Syllogistic.
collectif Middle French (frm)
collective English (eng) (by extension) A group dedicated to a particular cause or interest.. (especially, in communist countries) One of more farms managed and owned, through the state, by the community.. (grammar) A collective noun or name.. A farm owned by a collection of people. (grammar) Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form. (obsolete) Deducing consequences; reasoning; [...]

Words with the same origin as collective

Descendants of lego
coil collect collected collecting collection collector elect election elegant eligible elite intellect intellectual intelligent legacy legend legendary legion lesson neglect religion religious select selection
Descendants of legere
Descendants of col-
Descendants of com-
compare comparison
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 ligo
alien alley allies ally bush league liaison obligation oblige rely