covert etymology

English word covert comes from Latin operio, Italian cum, Latin co- ((intensifier). Together, with.), Italian operio, Latin coopero

Detailed word origin of covert

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
operio Latin (lat) (by extension) I shut, close.. (figuratively) I hide, conceal, dissemble.. (figuratively) I overwhelm, burden.. (figuratively, of a sin) I atone for, cover, cause to be forgotten.. I cover (over something); envelop.
cum Italian (ita)
co- Latin (lat) (intensifier). Together, with.
operio Italian (ita)
coopero Latin (lat)
cooperio Latin (lat) I cover wholly, cover over, overwhelm.
coperire Late Latin (LL)
coopertus Latin (lat)
covrir Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To cover.
covert Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
covert English (eng) (ornithology) A feather that covers the bases of flight feathers.. A covering.. A disguise.. A hiding place.. Area of thick undergrowth where animals hide. (figuratively) Secret, surreptitious, concealed.. (now, _, rare) Hidden, covered over; overgrown, sheltered.

Words with the same origin as covert

Descendants of operio
cover coverage discover recover uncover undercover
Descendants of co-
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