commander etymology

English word commander comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) comander

Detailed word origin of commander

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
comander Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To ask (a question). To command, to implore. To recommend. To request, to ask for.
comandëor Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
comaunder Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
commander English (eng) (obsolete) The chief officer of a commandry.. A designation or rank in certain non-military organizations such as NASA and various police forces.. A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc.. A naval officer whose rank is above that of a lieutenant commander and below that of captain.. A rank within an honorary order: e.g. Commander of the Legion of Honour.. One who [...]

Words with the same origin as commander

Descendants of comander
command commanding commandment commando commodore