collector etymology

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

Detailed word origin of collector

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lego Latin (lat) I collect, gather, bring together. I choose, select, appoint. I read.
col- Latin (lat) With; together.
colligere Dutch (nld)
colligo Spanish (spa)
ligo Latin (lat) I bandage, wrap around.. I tie, bind.. I unite. A hoe, mattock.
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)
com- Latin (lat)
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 [...]
collector Late Latin (LL)
collectour Anglo-Norman (xno)
collector English (eng) (electronics) The amplified terminal on a bipolar junction transistor.. (historical) One holding a Bachelor of Arts in Oxford, formerly appointed to superintend some scholastic proceedings in Lent.. A compiler of books; one who collects scattered passages and puts them together in one book.. A person who is employed to collect payments.. A person who or thing that collects, or which creates [...]

Words with the same origin as collector

Descendants of lego
coil collect collected collecting collection collective 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 ligo
alien alley allies ally bush league liaison obligation oblige rely
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