Commandment etymology


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

Etymology of commandment

Detailed word origin of commandment

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 (fro) To ask (a question). To command, to implore. To recommend. To request, to ask for.
comandement Old French (fro) Command; order; directive.
commandment English (en) (archaic) Something that must be obeyed; a command or edict.. (legal) The offence of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.. (obsolete) The act of commanding; exercise of authority.