legere etymology

Latin word legere comes from Latin lex, Ancient Greek λόγῳ, Ancient Greek ἀριθμός, and later Proto-Italic *legō (Gather, collect.)

Detailed word origin of legere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lex Latin (lat) (figurative) a bill which has become a law, a law. (figurative) a condition, stipulation. (figurative) a contract, agreement, covenant. (figurative) a precept, regulation, principle, rule, mode, manner. A proposition or motion for a law made to the people by a magistrate, a bill.
λόγῳ Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀριθμός Ancient Greek (grc)
logarithmus New Latin (la-new)
*leǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*legō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Gather, collect.
legere Latin (lat)

Words with the same origin as legere

Descendants of lex
diligenter diligentia intellego legatis legatus leges
Descendants of ἀριθμός
dignitatem dignus legem lex