Commend etymology


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

Etymology of commend

Detailed word origin of commend

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.
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.
commend English (en) To congratulate or reward.. To entrust or commit to the care of someone else.. To force in a mental way.. To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and goodwill.. To praise or acclaim.. To recommend. (obsolete) commendation; praise. (obsolete, in the plural) compliments; greetings.