concern etymology

English word concern comes from Latin cernere, Latin con-, and later Latin concerno (I mix, sift or mingle together (especially as in a sieve).)

Detailed word origin of concern

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cernere 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.
concerno Latin (lat) I mix, sift or mingle together (especially as in a sieve).
concerno Malayalam (mal)
concerner Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
concern English (eng) (programming) Any set of information that affects the code of a computer program.. A business, firm or enterprise; a company.. That which affects one’s welfare or happiness. A matter of interest to someone. The adposition before the matter of interest is usually over, about or for.. The expression of solicitude, anxiety, or compassion toward a thing or person. (transitive) To engage by [...]

Words with the same origin as concern

Descendants of cernere
certain certainty secret secretary secretive
Descendants of con-
alright collect college comfortable command commander common competition complete condition contact continue contract convince correct cos cost council count couple cousin cover recognize right