count etymology

English word count comes from Romanian comitem, Latin computare

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Detailed word origin of count

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
comitem Romanian (ron)
computare Latin (lat)
comes Latin (lat) (late classical, medieval) a count, an earl. A companion, comrade, partner. An attendant, a servant.
compter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
compte Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
count English (eng) A nobleman holding a rank intermediate between dukes and barons.. The male ruler of a county.

Words with the same origin as count

Descendants of comitem
comes countdown countless county