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English word conscience comes from Latin sciendus, Latin con-, Latin con, and later Latin scientia (Knowledge.).

Conscience etymology ?

Conscience detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sciendus 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.
con Latin (lat)
scientia Latin (lat) Knowledge.
ști Romanian (ron) (reflexive) to be known. To know (generally said of facts).
com- Latin (lat)
conscio Latin (lat) I am conscious of, have on my conscience.. I know well.
conscire Latin (lat)
conscientis Latin (lat)
conscientia Latin (lat) Knowledge shared with others, being in the know or privy to, joint knowledge; complicity. Knowledge within oneself of right or wrong; conscience; remorse. Knowledge within oneself, consciousness, feeling.
conscience Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Conscience.
conscience English (eng) (chiefly fiction) A personification of the moral sense of right and wrong, usually in the form of a person, a being or merely a voice that gives moral lessons and advices.. (obsolete) Consciousness; thinking; awareness, especially self-awareness.. The moral sense of right and wrong, chiefly as it affects one's own behaviour.

Words with the same origin as conscience

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