community etymology

English word community comes from Latin communitas

Detailed word origin of community

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
communitas Latin (lat) A community. Public spirit, a sense of duty and willingness to serve one's community.
comunete English (eng)
comunité Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
communite Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
community English (eng) (countable) A group sharing a common understanding, and often the same language, law, manners, and/or tradition.. (countable) A residential or religious collective; a commune.. (countable, Internet) A group of people interacting by electronic means for educational, professional, social, or other purposes; a virtual community.. (countable, ecology) A group of interdependent organisms [...]