select etymology

English word select comes from Latin lego, Latin se- (Separately, astray. Without.)

Detailed word origin of select

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lego Latin (lat) I collect, gather, bring together. I choose, select, appoint. I read.
se- Latin (lat) Separately, astray. Without.
seligo Latin (lat) I separate by culling out; pick or choose out, select, cull.
selectus Latin (lat)
select English (eng) Of high quality; top-notch.. Privileged, specially selected. (databases) To obtain a set of data from a database using a query.. To choose one or more elements of a set, especially a set of options.

Words with the same origin as select

Descendants of lego
coil collect collected collecting collection collective collector elect election elegant eligible elite intellect intellectual intelligent legacy legend legendary legion lesson neglect religion religious selection
Descendants of se-
absolute assurance assure dissolve reassure resolve secret secretary secretive secure security seduce seduction separate separation sever severance sober sol solution solve sure