College etymology


English word college comes from Latin collega, Latin -ionem

Etymology of college

Detailed word origin of college

Dictionary entry Language Definition
collega Latin (lat) (by extension) associate, companion, fellow, colleague. A partner (in office), colleague.
-ionem Latin (lat)
collegium Latin (lat) College (several senses). Corporation, guild, company. School.
college Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Institution; organization (establishment of people with similar aims/goals).
college English (en) (Australia) A private (non-government) primary or high school.. (Australia) A residential hall associated with a university, possibly having its own tutors.. (Canada, Israel) A postsecondary institution that offers vocational training and/or associate's degrees.. (UK) An institution for adult education at a basic or intermediate level (teaching those of any age).. (UK) An institution of [...]