intelligent etymology

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

Detailed word origin of intelligent

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-.
intellego Latin (lat) I perceive, discern, see, observe, recognise; feel, notice.. I understand, comprehend, realize, come to know.
intellegens Latin (lat)
intelligens Latin (lat)
intelligent Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
intelligent English (eng) Characterized by thoughtful interaction.. Having an environment-sensing automatically-invoked built-in computer capability.. Having the same level of brain power as mankind.. Of high or especially quick cognitive capacity, bright.. Well thought-out, well considered.

Words with the same origin as intelligent

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