Protect etymology


English word protect comes from Latin tego (I cover; I clothe.. I protect.), Latin pro, Latin pro-

Etymology of protect

Detailed word origin of protect

Dictionary entry Language Definition
tego Latin (lat) I cover; I clothe.. I protect.
pro Latin (lat) About. According to. As befitting. As, like. Before. For. In front, instead of. On behalf of.
pro- Latin (lat) (prefixed to verbs of utterance) in place of, on behalf of. (temporally) prior, fore-. Action directed forward or in front. Advantage. Bringing into being, forth, or into the open. Downward and forward movement. Forward direction, forward movement. Prominence.
protegere Latin (lat)
protectus Latin (lat)
protect English (en) (travel, aviation) to book a passenger on a later flight if there is a chance they will not be able to board their earlier reserved flight.. To keep safe; to defend; to guard; to prevent harm coming to.

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