elect etymology

English word elect comes from Latin lego, Latin de, Latin evanesco (I fade away, or die out. I lapse. I vanish or disappear.), English choosy

Detailed word origin of elect

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lego Latin (lat) I collect, gather, bring together. I choose, select, appoint. I read.
de Latin (lat) (Late Latin) of persons. From, away from, down from, out of; in general to indicate the person or place from which any thing is taken, etc., with verbs of taking away, depriving, demanding, requesting, inquiring, buying; as capere, sumere, emere, quaerere, discere, trahere, etc., and their compounds.. From, away from, to indicate the place from which someone or something departs or [...]
evanesco Latin (lat) I fade away, or die out. I lapse. I vanish or disappear.
choosy English (eng) Taking care when choosing that what is chosen best suits one's tastes, desires or requirements.
eligo Latin (lat) (figuratively, of persons or things) I pick out, choose, elect.. I choose, I pluck or root out, extract.
electus Latin (lat)
elect English (eng) (transitive) To choose (a candidate) in an election. (transitive) To choose or make a decision (to do something) (postpositive) Who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more. (uncountable, theology) In Calvinist theology, one foreordained to Heaven. In other Christian theologies, someone chosen by God for [...]

Words with the same origin as elect

Descendants of lego
coil collect collected collecting collection collective collector election elegant eligible elite intellect intellectual intelligent legacy legend legendary legion lesson neglect religion religious select selection
Descendants of de
award dick die due duty effect effort exact example exchange excuse exist existence exit expect expected expecting experience experienced experiment issue sample say still
Descendants of evanesco