director etymology

English word director comes from Latin rego (I guide, steer. I oversee, manage. I rule, govern.), Proto-Indo-European *reḱ-, Latin dis-

Detailed word origin of director

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
rego Latin (lat) I guide, steer. I oversee, manage. I rule, govern.
*reḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
dis- Latin (lat) Asunder, apart, in two. Reversal, removal. Utterly, exceedingly.
dirigere Latin (lat)
director Late Latin (LL)
directour Anglo-Norman (xno)
director English (eng) (chemistry) The common axis of symmetry of the molecules of a liquid crystal.. (military) A device that displays graphical information concerning the targets of a weapons system in real time.. One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., director of engineering), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., film director).. That which directs or [...]

Words with the same origin as director

Descendants of rego
address correct correction direct direction directive dress dressed dresser dressing erection foil hairdresser incorrect irregular regime regular regulation resource resourceful resurrection rule source surge
Descendants of *reḱ-
rack rainbow rake rich riches
Descendants of dis-
debate defeat delay dessert difference different difficult dinner disagree disappear discipline discover discuss disguise display distance distant district