Count etymology


English word count comes from Romanian comitem, Latin computare

Etymology of count

Detailed word origin of count

Dictionary entry Language Definition
comitem Romanian (ron)
computare Latin (lat)
comes Latin (lat) (late classical, medieval) a count, an earl. A companion, comrade, partner. An attendant, a servant.
compter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
compte Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
count English (en) A nobleman holding a rank intermediate between dukes and barons.. The male ruler of a county.