conductor etymology

English word conductor comes from Latin ducere ("be thou led, be thou guided". "to lead, to guide".), Latin con-, Latin con, Latin -ator

Detailed word origin of conductor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ducere Latin (lat) "be thou led, be thou guided". "to lead, to guide".
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.
con Latin (lat)
-ator Latin (lat) Enlarged form of -tor, used to form agent nouns; -ator, -er.
duce Romanian (ron) (intransitive) to lead, to go. (reflexive, with accusative) to go. (reflexive, with accusative; figuratively) to die. (transitive) to carry, to lead Duke.
conduco Latin (lat) (intransitive) I am conducive to, contribute to something by being useful, I am of use or profitable, serve.. (transitive) I connect, join, unite; close up; coagulate.. (transitive) I hire, rent, employ, take on lease, undertake; farm; bribe.. (transitive) I lead, bring or draw together; assemble, collect.
conductor Latin (lat) (physics) conductor (of heat, electricity etc). Contractor. Employer, entrepreneur.
conduitor Old French (fro)
conductour Middle French (frm)
conductor English (eng) (architecture) A leader.. (mathematics) An ideal of a ring that measures how far it is from being integrally closed. (music) A person who conducts an orchestra, choir or other music ensemble; a professional whose occupation is conducting.. A grooved sound or staff used for directing instruments, such as lithontriptic forceps; a director.. A person who takes tickets on public transportation [...]

Words with the same origin as conductor

Descendants of ducere
abduction douche educate seduce
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
Descendants of con
cognitive commerce commercial deduction invite quaint
Descendants of -ator
chaser chauffeur commodore conservatory creator dresser gladiator grandeur hairdresser lab laboratory lavatory mandatory mirror observatory purgatory respiratory vendor