protect etymology

English word protect comes from Latin tego (I cover; I clothe.. I protect.), Latin pro, Latin pro-

Detailed word origin of protect

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tego Latin (lat) I cover; I clothe.. I protect.
pro Latin (lat) About. According to. As befitting. As, like. Before. For. In front, instead of. On behalf of.
pro- Latin (lat) (prefixed to verbs of utterance) in place of, on behalf of. (temporally) prior, fore-. Action directed forward or in front. Advantage. Bringing into being, forth, or into the open. Downward and forward movement. Forward direction, forward movement. Prominence.
protegere Latin (lat)
protectus Latin (lat)
protect English (eng) (travel, aviation) to book a passenger on a later flight if there is a chance they will not be able to board their earlier reserved flight.. To keep safe; to defend; to guard; to prevent harm coming to.

Words with the same origin as protect

Descendants of tego
protection protector tile
Descendants of pro
purchase pure purpose
Descendants of pro-
pro procedure proceed process produce product production profession professional professor profit progress project promotion proposal propose prosecution prosecutor protective provide pursue young youth