conflict etymology

English word conflict comes from Latin con-, Latin fligere, Latin confligo, and later Latin conflictus (Collision, clash. Impact.)

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Detailed word origin of conflict

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.
fligere Latin (lat)
confligo Latin (lat) I argue or disagree. I clash or collide. I contend, combat, engage.
com- Latin (lat)
confligere Latin (lat)
conflictus Latin (lat) Collision, clash. Impact.
conflict English (eng) (intransitive, with ‘with’) To be at odds (with); to disagree or be incompatible. (intransitive, with ‘with’) To overlap (with), as in a schedule. A clash or disagreement, often violent, between two opposing groups or individuals.. An incompatibility, as of two things that cannot be simultaneously fulfilled.

Words with the same origin as conflict

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 fligere
inflict