Intellect etymology


English word intellect comes from Latin lego, Latin inter (Between, among. During, while.)

Etymology of intellect

Detailed word origin of intellect

Dictionary entry Language Definition
lego Latin (lat) I collect, gather, bring together. I choose, select, appoint. I read.
inter Latin (lat) Between, among. During, while.
inter- Latin (lat) Inter-.
intellegere Latin (lat)
intellēctus Late Latin (LL)
intellect English (en) A person who has that faculty to a great degree. The capacity of that faculty (in a particular person) (uncountable). The faculty of thinking, judging, abstract reasoning, and conceptual understanding; the cognitive faculty (uncountable).

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