count etymology

English word count comes from Latin puto, Latin com-, Latin com

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word count. Currently you are viewing the etymology of count with the meaning: (Verb Noun) (UK, legal) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count.. (intransitive) To be an example of something: often followed by as and an indefinite noun.. (intransitive) To be of [...](UK, legal) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count.. (intransitive) To be an example of something: often followed by as and an indefinite noun.. (intransitive) To be of [...]

Detailed word origin of count

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
puto Latin (lat) (figuratively) I arrange, settle. (figuratively) I judge, suspect, suppose. (figuratively) I ponder, consider, think about. (figuratively) I value, esteem, deem, regard, consider. I clean, cleanse. I trim, prune, lop.
com- Latin (lat)
com Latin (lat)
computare Latin (lat)
compter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
conter Anglo-Norman (xno)
counten Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
count English (eng) (UK, legal) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count.. (intransitive) To be an example of something: often followed by as and an indefinite noun.. (intransitive) To be of significance; to matter.. (intransitive) To recite numbers in sequence.. (obsolete) To take account or note (of).. (transitive) To consider something an example of something.. (transitive) To determine [...]

Words with the same origin as count

Descendants of puto
account counter countless deputy discount dispute prison prisoner reputation vicar
Descendants of com-
collect collection college command commander commissioner competition complain complete complex confirm conscience construction correct cos cost couch cousin precious price prize
Descendants of com
court courtesy courthouse courtroom courtyard humility