colta etymology

Italian word colta comes from Latin lego, Latin col- (With; together.), Spanish colligo, Latin ligo, Latin con-, English com- (The form of con- used before b, m, and p.), English legare, Dutch legere, Dutch col-

Detailed word origin of colta

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lego Latin (lat) I collect, gather, bring together. I choose, select, appoint. I read.
col- Latin (lat) With; together.
colligo Spanish (spa)
ligo Latin (lat) I bandage, wrap around.. I tie, bind.. I unite. A hoe, mattock.
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.
com- English (eng) The form of con- used before b, m, and p.
legare English (eng)
legere Dutch (nld)
col- Dutch (nld)
com- Latin (lat)
colligere Dutch (nld)
colligo Latin (lat) (in a reflexive sense) I collect or compose myself, recover my courage or resolution.. (of a number, chiefly, a distance) I amount or come to, extend; am reckoned (in a passive sense).. I gather, draw, bring or collect (together), assemble, pick up; contract, draw up, compress, concentrate; harvest.. I get, gain, acquire, produce, collect.. I make thick, thicken; bind or mass together.. I [...]
colta Italian (ita)

Words with the same origin as colta

Descendants of lego
accogliere cogliere collegare colto eletto intellettuale leggere legione legna legno lettore lezione negligenza raccogliere religione religioso scegliere scelto
Descendants of col-
Descendants of ligo
lega legame legare legato obbligato
Descendants of con-
colazione collega 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 com-
combustibile compra compratore