consul etymology

English word consul comes from Latin con-, Latin salire ((jump, spring). (salt, sprinkle).), Latin -sulere, Old Latin consol (Consul.)

Detailed word origin of consul

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.
salire Latin (lat) (jump, spring). (salt, sprinkle).
-sulere Latin (lat)
consol Old Latin (itc-ola) Consul.
com- Latin (lat)
consulere Latin (lat)
consul Latin (lat) A proconsul. An epithet of the god Jupiter. Consul: either of the two highest-ranking officials of the Roman republic, elected annually. The highest magistrate in other states.
consul English (eng) (by extension) An official residing in major foreign towns to represent and protect the interests of the merchants and citizens of his or her country.. (historical) A member of early modern city councils in southern France and Catalonia.. (historical) An officer of the trading and merchant companies of early modern England.. (historical) An official in various early modern port and trading [...]

Words with the same origin as consul

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 salire
assailant assault consulate salad sally
Descendants of -sulere
consult consultant