intellect etymology

English word intellect comes from Latin lego, Latin inter (Between, among. During, while.)

Detailed word origin of intellect

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lego Latin (lat) I collect, gather, bring together. I choose, select, appoint. I read.
inter Latin (lat) Between, among. During, while.
inter- Latin (lat) Inter-.
intellegere Latin (lat)
intellēctus Late Latin (LL)
intellect English (eng) A person who has that faculty to a great degree. The capacity of that faculty (in a particular person) (uncountable). The faculty of thinking, judging, abstract reasoning, and conceptual understanding; the cognitive faculty (uncountable).

Words with the same origin as intellect

Descendants of lego
coil collect collected collecting collection collective collector elect election elegant eligible elite intellectual intelligent legacy legend legendary legion lesson neglect religion religious select selection
Descendants of inter
entertain entertaining entertainment entrepreneur expose exposure suppose