contact etymology

English word contact comes from Proto-Indo-European *taǵ-, Sanskrit तल, and later Proto-Italic *tangō (Touch.)

Detailed word origin of contact

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*taǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to touch
तल Sanskrit (san)
*teh₂g- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*tangō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Touch.
tango Latin (lat) (transitive) I attain to.. (transitive) I come home to.. (transitive) I move, affect.. (transitive) I reach, arrive at.. (transitive) I touch, grasp.
contingere Latin (lat)
contactus Latin (lat) A contagion, infection.. The act of touching; contact, touch.
contact English (eng) (transitive) To establish communication with something or someone. (transitive) To touch; to come into physical contact with. (electricity) A device designed for repetitive connections.. (informal) A contact lens.. (informal, by ellipsis) Contact juggling.. (mining) The plane between two adjacent bodies of dissimilar rock.. A nodule designed to connect a device with something else.. Someone [...]

Words with the same origin as contact

Descendants of *taǵ-
attain entire integrity tactic tactical tangible taste tax taxi touch touchdown touchy