collega etymology

Italian word collega comes from Latin con-, Latin legere

Detailed word origin of collega

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.
legere Latin (lat)
collega Latin (lat) (by extension) associate, companion, fellow, colleague. A partner (in office), colleague.
collega Italian (ita) Second-person singular imperative of collegare Colleague.

Words with the same origin as collega

Descendants of con-
colazione comandante combattere cominciare compagno compito completo comportamento comprare comune confuso conoscere consiglio contare contento continuo conto contratto coppia costretto costruire costume cugino nascondere
Descendants of legere
accogliere cogliere collegare collezione colta colto leggenda leggere legione lettino letto raccogliere