commencer etymology

French word commencer comes from Latin initio (I begin, originate.. I initiate, consecrate.), Latin con-, Latin initiare, Late Latin com-, Vulgar Latin *cominitiare

Detailed word origin of commencer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
initio Latin (lat) I begin, originate.. I initiate, consecrate.
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.
initiare Latin (lat)
com- Late Latin (LL)
*cominitiare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
com- Latin (lat)
*cominitio Latin (lat) I commence.. I consecrate.
*cominitiare Latin (lat)
*cominitiō Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
comencier Old French (fro) To start; to begin.
commencer French (fra) To begin, commence.

Words with the same origin as commencer

Descendants of initio
initiative initier recommencer
Descendants of con-
combat commun complet complètement comprendre compris compter concours conduire conduit connaissance connaître connu conseil construire contact contrat convaincre costume coucher couché couple cousin découvert