Commune etymology


Latin word commune comes from Latin munus, Proto-Indo-European *ko-moin-i

Etymology of commune

Detailed word origin of commune

Dictionary entry Language Definition
munus Latin (lat) A burden, duty, obligation. A gift. A service, favor. A service, office, employment. A spectacle, public show.
*ko-moin-i Proto-Indo-European (ine)
communis Latin (lat) (grammar) having both qualities of a subdivided category, such as a verb with both an active and a passive meaning, or a syllable being either long or short.. (of manners) familiar, accessible, courteous. Common, ordinary, commonplace, universal. Democratic; representing the common sentiment. Of or for the community, public.
commune Latin (lat)

Words with the same origin as commune

Descendants of munus