selection etymology

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

Detailed word origin of selection

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)
selectio Latin (lat) The act of choosing out or selecting; selection, choice.
selection English (eng) (databases) A set of data obtained from a database using a query.. A musical piece.. A variety of items taken from a larger collection.. Something selected.. The process or act of selecting.

Words with the same origin as selection

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 select
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