correct etymology

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

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Detailed word origin of correct

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
rego Latin (lat) I guide, steer. I oversee, manage. I rule, govern.
com- Latin (lat)
cum Latin (lat) Although. Because. When With.
corrigendus Latin (lat)
correctus Latin (lat)
correct French (fra) (Québec, colloquial) OK, fine, alright. (colloquial) passable, okay. Correct, right.
correct English (eng) Free from error; true; the state of having an affirmed truth.. With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.

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 com-
account collect collection college command commander commissioner competition complain complete complex confirm conscience construction cos cost couch count cousin precious price prison prisoner prize
Descendants of cum
alright commit common concern contact continue contract convince council country couple court cover recognize right