connaissance etymology

French word connaissance comes from Latin con, Latin *conosceo, Latin con-, Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₃-, Latin co- ((intensifier). Together, with.), Latin *gnoscere, Latin cognoscentia

Detailed word origin of connaissance

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
con Latin (lat)
*conosceo 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.
*ǵenh₃- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
co- Latin (lat) (intensifier). Together, with.
*gnoscere Latin (lat)
cognoscentia Latin (lat)
*gnōskō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Know, get to know.
gnosco Latin (lat)
nosco Latin (lat) I know, recognize, am acquainted with, i.e.; in possession of knowledge.
cognosco Latin (lat) (in perfect tense) I know. I learn, I am acquainted (with), I recognize.
cunoaște Romanian (ron) (reflexive) to be acquainted. (transitive) to know (a person).
cognoscens Latin (lat)
cunoștință Romanian (ron) Acquaintance. Awareness.
conoistre Old French (fro) To know. To recognize.
cognōscentia Late Latin (LL)
conoissance Old French (fro) Knowledge.
connaissance French (fra) Acquaintance. Knowledge.

Words with the same origin as connaissance

Descendants of con
Martial accointer cognomen collabo collaborateur collaboratrice commerce déduction déduire inviter
Descendants of *conosceo
connaissant connaisseur connaître connoître connu méconnaissable reconnaissable reconnaître
Descendants of con-
combat commencer commun complet complètement comprendre compris compter concours conduire conduit conseil construire contact contrat convaincre costume coucher couché couple cousin découvert
Descendants of co-
cache cachot caché caillot catch coopération coopérer copie cour court couvercle couvert couverture couvrir découvrir ouvert ouverture ouvrant ouvrir quai