religion etymology

English word religion comes from Latin ligandus, Latin re-, Latin re (About, regarding, with reference to.), Latin legere, Latin lego, Latin lego (I deputize.. I dispatch, send as ambassador.)

Detailed word origin of religion

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ligandus Latin (lat)
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
re Latin (lat) About, regarding, with reference to.
legere Latin (lat)
lego Latin (lat) I collect, gather, bring together. I choose, select, appoint. I read.
lego Latin (lat) I deputize.. I dispatch, send as ambassador.
religare Latin (lat)
relegare Latin (lat)
religionem Latin (lat)
religion Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Religion.
religiun Anglo-Norman (xno)
religion English (eng) (countable) A particular system of faith and worship.. (countable) Any practice to which someone or some group is seriously devoted.. (uncountable) The belief in and worship of a supernatural controlling power, especially a personal god or gods.. (uncountable) The way of life committed to by monks and nuns.. (uncountable, obsolete) Faithfulness to a given principle; conscientiousness. [...]

Words with the same origin as religion

Descendants of re-
arrest rain reaction receive recognize record regret relationship relax remain remember remove repeat reputation request rescue research respect responsibility responsible rest return revolution reward ship
Descendants of re
Descendants of legere
coil collect collected collecting collection collective collector legion litter recollection
Descendants of lego
elect election elegant eligible elite intellect intellectual intelligent legacy legend legendary lesson neglect religious select selection
Descendants of lego
colleague college delegate delegation