combat etymology

French word combat comes from Latin battuere, Old French batre (To beat; to hit; to strike.), Latin batto, Latin con-

Detailed word origin of combat

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
battuere Latin (lat)
batre Old French (fro) To beat; to hit; to strike.
batto Latin (lat)
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.
com- Latin (lat)
*combatto Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I combat.
*combattere Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
combatre Old French (fro) To combat; to engage in battle or warfare.
combatre Middle French (frm) To combat (engage in combat).
combattre French (fra) To fight, to combat (against).. To oppose, to struggle.
combat French (fra) (figuratively) combat (contest; competition). (in the plural) battle; military combat. Combat (hostile interaction).

Words with the same origin as combat

Descendants of battuere
abat-jour abat-vent abat-voix abatis abattable abattis abattoir abattre abattu bataillon battable battement batterie batteuse battoir battre batture combattant combattre imbattable ébat
Descendants of con-
commencer commun complet complètement comprendre compris compter concours conduire conduit connaissance connaître connu conseil construire contact contrat convaincre costume coucher couché couple cousin découvert