Concrete etymology


English word concrete comes from Latin cerno, Latin cresco, Latin con-, Latin crescere, and later Latin concerno (I mix, sift or mingle together (especially as in a sieve).)

Etymology of concrete

Detailed word origin of concrete

Dictionary entry Language Definition
cerno Latin (lat) I decide. I distinguish, discern, see. I perceive. I separate, sift.
cresco Latin (lat) I become visible, spring from, arise, come forth.. I come to be.. I increase, rise, grow, thrive; multiply, augment.
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.
crescere Latin (lat)
concerno Latin (lat) I mix, sift or mingle together (especially as in a sieve).
concresco Latin (lat) (intransitive) I thicken, condense, curdle, stiffen, congeal.
concretus Latin (lat) Condensed, thick. Hardened, solidified; congealed, clotted.
concrete English (en) (modifying a noun, not comparable) Made of concrete, a building material.. Being or applying to actual things, not abstract qualities or categories.. Particular, specific, rather than general.. Real, actual, tangible.. United by coalescence of separate particles, or liquid, into one mass or solid. (US) A dessert of frozen custard with various toppings.. (logic) A term designating both a [...]