convex etymology

English word convex comes from Latin con-, Latin vehere

Detailed word origin of convex

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.
vehere Latin (lat)
convexus Latin (lat) Convex or concave (depending on context). Inclined (sloping downwards). Vaulted, arched, rounded.
convexe Middle French (frm)
convex English (eng) Any convex body or surface. (functional analysis, not comparable, of a real-valued function on the reals) having an epigraph which is a convex set.. (geometry, not comparable, of a polygon) having no internal angles greater than 180 degrees.. (mathematics, not comparable, of a set) arranged such that for any two points in the set, a straight line between the two points is contained within [...]

Words with the same origin as convex

Descendants of con-
collect college comfort command commit common concern condition confess contact contest continue contract convince correct cos cost couch council count couple cousin cover recognize right
Descendants of vehere
air vehicle antivehicular biconvex convex combination convexify convexness equiconvex free convection ground vehicle hyperconvex nonconvex plano-convex polyconvex pseudoconvex quasiconvex semiconvex subconvex vection vecture vehicle vehicular vehicular homicide vehicularly housed vettura