neglect etymology

English word neglect comes from Latin legere, Latin nec, and later Latin neglectus (Neglect.)

Detailed word origin of neglect

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
legere Latin (lat)
nec Latin (lat) And not. Nor. Not either. Not even And not, not. Neither. Nor. Not even.
neclego Latin (lat)
neglego Latin (lat) I am indifferent to, disregard, ignore, slight, neglect.. I despise, condemn.. I overlook, pass over, neglect.
neglectus Latin (lat) Neglect.
neglect English (eng) (transitive) To fail to care for or attend to something.. (transitive) To fail to do or carry out something due to oversight or carelessness.. (transitive) To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight. Habitual lack of care.. The act of neglecting.. The state of being neglected.

Words with the same origin as neglect

Descendants of legere
coil collect collected collecting collection collective collector legion litter recollection
Descendants of nec
deny negative negligence negotiate negotiation negotiator