enjoin etymology

English word enjoin comes from Proto-Italic *jungō (To join. To yoke.)

Detailed word origin of enjoin

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*jungō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To join. To yoke.
iungere Latin (lat)
joindre Old French (fro) To join; to join onto. To meet up with; to go and see.
ioindre Middle French (frm) To join (become a part of something).
joindre French (fra) To join. To join up.
iniungo Latin (lat) I enjoin or charge. I impose. I join or fasten. I unite.
enjoindre Old French (fro)
enjoin English (eng) (transitive, chiefly, literary) To lay upon, as an order or command; to give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order; to charge.. (transitive, legal) To prohibit or restrain by a judicial order or decree; to put an injunction on.

Words with the same origin as enjoin

Descendants of *jungō
adjunct ajutage conjugate disyoke interjoin join joiner joineth joint jostle joust jugular junction juncture junta just juxta rejoin subjugate subjugation yoke yuga zygon zygote