legion etymology

English word legion comes from Latin lex, New Latin logarithmus, and later Proto-Italic *legō (Gather, collect.)

Detailed word origin of legion

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lex Latin (lat) (figurative) a bill which has become a law, a law. (figurative) a condition, stipulation. (figurative) a contract, agreement, covenant. (figurative) a precept, regulation, principle, rule, mode, manner. A proposition or motion for a law made to the people by a magistrate, a bill.
logarithmus New Latin (la-new)
*leǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to collect, to speak, to leak
*legō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Gather, collect.
lego Latin (lat) I collect, gather, bring together. I choose, select, appoint. I read.
legionem Latin (lat)
legion Old French (fro)
legion English (eng) (dated, taxonomy) A group of orders inferior to a class; in scientific classification, a term occasionally used to express an assemblage of objects intermediate between an order and a class.. (military) A large military or semimilitary unit trained for combat; any military force; an army, regiment; an armed, organized and assembled militia.. (military, Ancient Rome) The major unit or [...]

Words with the same origin as legion

Descendants of lex
colleague collect collected collecting collection collective collector college election elegant elite illegal intellectual intelligent legacy legal legend legendary legitimate lesson loyalty religion religious select selection
Descendants of logarithmus
dignity lake leak log privilege