conduit etymology

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

Detailed word origin of conduit

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)
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.
conductus Latin (lat)
conduit Old French (fro)
conduit English (eng) (finance) An investment vehicle that issues short-term commercial paper to finance long-term off-balance sheet bank assets.. A duct or tube into which electrical cables may be pulled; a type of raceway.. A means by which something is transmitted.. A pipe or channel for conveying water etc.

Words with the same origin as conduit

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