compellen etymology

Middle English word compellen comes from Latin con-, Latin -one(-onem|m), Latin pulsare, Latin pellere, and later Middle French compellir (To compel; to force someone to do something.)

Detailed word origin of compellen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
-one(-onem|m) Latin (lat)
pulsare Latin (lat)
pellere Latin (lat)
com- Latin (lat)
compello Latin (lat) I accuse. I address, accost. I challenge. I compel, incite, impel, drive, force. I rebuke.
compellere Latin (lat)
compellir Middle French (frm) To compel; to force someone to do something.
compellen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as compellen

Descendants of con-
accounten acomplissen cognicion comaunden companion compas comper complaynen completen complexion conceiven conceptioun condescenden condicioun condien confessen conformen consecucioun contencion continuel convenient conventicule costen covercle incompleet
Descendants of pellere