concept etymology

English word concept comes from Latin capio (I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.), Latin con-

Detailed word origin of concept

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
capio Latin (lat) I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.
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.
concipio Latin (lat) I adopt. I contain or hold. I derive (from). I devise or conceive. I grasp. I receive or catch.
concept English (eng) (programming) In generic programming, a description of supported operations on a type, including their syntax and semantics.. Abstract and general idea; an abstraction. Understanding retained in the mind, from experience, reasoning and/or imagination; a generalization (generic, basic form), or abstraction (mental impression), of a particular set of instances or occurrences (specific, though [...]

Words with the same origin as concept

Descendants of capio
accept accepted cap capacity catch chase deceive deception except exception exceptional intercept occupation occupy participate perception prince principle purchase receive reception recipe recover recovery
Descendants of con-
alright collect college comfortable command commander common competition complete concern condition contact continue contract convince correct cos cost council count couple cousin cover recognize right