competitor etymology

Romanian word competitor comes from Latin peto, Latin con-, and later French compétiteur (Competitor, rival.)

Detailed word origin of competitor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
peto Latin (lat) (ecclesiastical) To missionize or proselytize among the people of a place.. I ask, beg, request.. I attack.. I beg, beseech.. I make for (somewhere).. I seek, aim at, desire.
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- Latin (lat)
competo Latin (lat) Agree, coincide in point of time. Be equal to, be capable of. Come together, meet.
competitor Latin (lat) A rival, competitor, adversary, opponent; plaintiff.
compétiteur French (fra) Competitor, rival.
competitor Romanian (ron) Competitor.

Words with the same origin as competitor

Descendants of peto
apetit competent competiție pecingine petiție peți pețire pețit repeta
Descendants of con-
acoperi ascuns coleg comanda compara complet comporta comun concurs conduce condus conexiune confuz confuzie consiliu conta continuu convinge costa costum culca cumpăra cunoscut cuplu cuvânt