Command etymology


English word command comes from Latin mando, Latin con-, and later Latin commendo (I commend, entrust to, commit.. I recommend.)

Etymology of command

Detailed word origin of command

Dictionary entry Language Definition
mando Latin (lat) I order, command. I commission. I commit, consign. I confide. I entrust. I put in hand; deliver over. I put in writing. I send word to I chew, masticate. I bite, gnaw Glutton, gormandizer.
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)
commendo Latin (lat) I commend, entrust to, commit.. I recommend.
*commandare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*commando Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*commando Latin (lat) I command.
*commandō Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
comander Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To ask (a question). To command, to implore. To recommend. To request, to ask for.
command English (en) (baseball) The degree of control a pitcher has over his pitches.. (computing) A directive to a computer program acting as an interpreter of some kind, in order to perform a specific task.. (military) A body or troops, or any naval or military force, under the control of a particular officer; by extension, any object or body in someone's charge.. A position of chief authority; a position [...]