conduire etymology

French word conduire comes from Latin ducere ("be thou led, be thou guided". "to lead, to guide".), Latin con-, Latin con

Detailed word origin of conduire

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ducere Latin (lat) "be thou led, be thou guided". "to lead, to guide".
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.
con Latin (lat)
duce Romanian (ron) (intransitive) to lead, to go. (reflexive, with accusative) to go. (reflexive, with accusative; figuratively) to die. (transitive) to carry, to lead Duke.
conduco Latin (lat) (intransitive) I am conducive to, contribute to something by being useful, I am of use or profitable, serve.. (transitive) I connect, join, unite; close up; coagulate.. (transitive) I hire, rent, employ, take on lease, undertake; farm; bribe.. (transitive) I lead, bring or draw together; assemble, collect.
cunduire Old French (fro)
conduire French (fra) (reflexive, se conduire) To behave. To drive (a vehicle). To lead.

Words with the same origin as conduire

Descendants of ducere
douche manger rééduquer scantrad traduction traductologie traduire éduquer
Descendants of con-
combat commencer commun complet complètement comprendre compris compter concours conduit connaissance connaître connu conseil construire contact contrat convaincre costume coucher couché couple cousin découvert
Descendants of con
Martial accointer cognomen collabo collaborateur collaboratrice commerce déduction déduire inviter