commun etymology

French word commun comes from Latin munus, Proto-Indo-European *ko-moin-i, and later Old French comun (Common.)

Detailed word origin of commun

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
munus Latin (lat) A burden, duty, obligation. A gift. A service, favor. A service, office, employment. A spectacle, public show.
*ko-moin-i Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
communis Latin (lat) (grammar) having both qualities of a subdivided category, such as a verb with both an active and a passive meaning, or a syllable being either long or short.. (of manners) familiar, accessible, courteous. Common, ordinary, commonplace, universal. Democratic; representing the common sentiment. Of or for the community, public.
comun Old French (fro) Common.
commun French (fra) Common (of low class). Common (popular). Common (widespread). Communal.

Words with the same origin as commun

Descendants of munus
communauté commune excommunication municipal municipe rémunérer