correct etymology

English word correct comes from Latin rego (I guide, steer. I oversee, manage. I rule, govern.), Latin cum (Although. Because. When With.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word correct. Currently you are viewing the etymology of correct with the meaning: (Verb) (by extension, transitive) To grade (examination papers).. (transitive) To inform (someone) of the latter's error.. (transitive) To make something that was not valid become right. To remove error.(by extension, transitive) To grade (examination papers).. (transitive) To inform (someone) of the latter's error.. (transitive) To make something that was not valid become right. To remove error

Detailed word origin of correct

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
rego Latin (lat) I guide, steer. I oversee, manage. I rule, govern.
cum Latin (lat) Although. Because. When With.
corrigendus Latin (lat)
correctus Latin (lat)
correcter Anglo-Norman (xno)
correcten Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
correct English (eng) (by extension, transitive) To grade (examination papers).. (transitive) To inform (someone) of the latter's error.. (transitive) To make something that was not valid become right. To remove error.

Words with the same origin as correct

Descendants of rego
address correction direct direction directive director dress dressed dresser dressing erection foil hairdresser incorrect irregular regime regular regulation resource resourceful resurrection rule source surge
Descendants of cum
alright collect college command commit common competition complete concern contact continue contract convince cos cost council count country couple court cousin cover recognize right