cueillir etymology

French word cueillir comes from Latin legere, Latin con-

Detailed word origin of cueillir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
legere 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.
colligare Latin (lat)
cueldre Old French (fro)
coillir Old French (fro) To pick (of a flower, to detach from the rest of the plant).
cueillir French (fra) To gather, pick. To grab, snatch, nab.

Words with the same origin as cueillir

Descendants of legere
accueil accueillir adoucir chienlit collec collecte collectivisme cueillette cueilleur-égreneur embellir lire liseuse lisible lit literie litière légion légionnaire légume obscurcir pissenlit relire rougir sortilège
Descendants of con-
combat commencer commun complet complètement comprendre compris compter concours conduire conduit connaissance connaître connu conseil construire contact contrat convaincre costume coucher couché couple cousin découvert