contact etymology

French word contact comes from Proto-Indo-European *taǵ-, Sanskrit तल, and later Proto-Italic *tangō (Touch.)

Detailed word origin of contact

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*taǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
तल Sanskrit (san)
*teh₂g- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*tangō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Touch.
tango Latin (lat) (transitive) I attain to.. (transitive) I come home to.. (transitive) I move, affect.. (transitive) I reach, arrive at.. (transitive) I touch, grasp.
contingere Latin (lat)
contactus Latin (lat) A contagion, infection.. The act of touching; contact, touch.
contact French (fra) (physical) contact; contact (with another person). Contact (person that one knows). Rapport.

Words with the same origin as contact

Descendants of *taǵ-
atteignement atteindre atteint contingent entamer entier entièrement intègre intégral intégrer intégrité multitâche tact tactile tangente tangible taux taxe taxer taxi taximètre tâche tâter tâtonner
Descendants of तल
atteignable intégrisme