country etymology

English word country comes from Latin cum (With.)

Detailed word origin of country

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cum Latin (lat) With.
contra Latin (lat) Across from, opposite. Against Against. Contrary to. In return, back. Opposite to. Otherwise.
contrata Latin (lat)
*contrata Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
contree Old French (fro) Country; the countryside.
contre Middle English (enm) Country; land; territory.
country English (eng) From or in the countryside or connected with it.. Of or connected to country music. (archaic) An area of land; a district, region. [from 13th c.]. (mining) The rock through which a vein runs.. (usually preceded by “the”) A rural area, as opposed to a town or city; the countryside. [from 16th c.]. A set region of land having particular human occupation or agreed limits, especially inhabited [...]

Words with the same origin as country

Descendants of cum
alright collect college command commit committee common competition complete concern contact continue contract convince correct cos cost council count couple court cousin cover recognize right