commit etymology

English word commit comes from Latin com, Latin missum, Latin con-, and later Latin committo (I begin.. I carry on.. I commence (a battle).. I commit.)

Detailed word origin of commit

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
com Latin (lat)
missum Latin (lat)
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.
committo Latin (lat) I begin.. I carry on.. I commence (a battle).. I commit.
commettre French (fra) To commit.
commit English (eng) (computing) The act of committing (e.g. a database transaction or source code into a source control repository), making it a permanent change. (computing) To make a set of changes permanent.. (obsolete, Latinism) To confound.. (obsolete, intransitive) To be committed or perpetrated; to take place; to occur.. (obsolete, intransitive) To commit an offence; especially, to fornicate.. [...]

Words with the same origin as commit

Descendants of com
count countless court courtesy courthouse courtroom courtyard humility
Descendants of missum
admission admit admitting committee mass media message messenger missile permit transmission transmit
Descendants of con-
alright collect college comfortable command commander common competition complete concern condition contact continue contract convince correct cos cost council couple cousin cover recognize right