commando etymology

English word commando comes from Old French comander, Latin mandare, Latin com-, and later Latin commendo (I commend, entrust to, commit.. I recommend.)

Detailed word origin of commando

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
comander Old French (fro) To ask (a question). To command, to implore. To recommend. To request, to ask for.
mandare Latin (lat)
com- Latin (lat)
commander Middle French (frm)
commendo Latin (lat) I commend, entrust to, commit.. I recommend.
commandare Late Latin (LL)
commander French (fra) To order (ask for a product). To order (tell someone to do something).
comandar Portuguese (por) (transitive) to command; to lead; to head; to lead (to be in charge of). (transitive, _, with a subordinate clause) to command; to order (to give a direct order).
comando Portuguese (por) (computing) command (directive to a computer program to perform a specific task). (military unit) commando (commando trooper). (military) a unit headed by a commander. (military) area under the jurisdiction of a commander. (military) commando (small fighting force trained for quick raids). (sports) first place while a competition is underway. ; remote control (device used to operate an [...]
kommando Afrikaans (afr)
commando English (eng) (historical) An organized force of Boer troops in South Africa; a raid by such troops. A commando trooper. A small fighting force specially trained for making quick destructive raids against enemy-held areas.

Words with the same origin as commando

Descendants of comander
Descendants of mandare
commander commanding commandment commend commodore mandate mandatory recommend recommended
Descendants of com-
account collect collection college commissioner competition complain complete complex confirm conscience construction correct cos cost couch count cousin precious price prison prisoner prize