Communis etymology


Latin word communis comes from Latin Latin con- (which indicates bringing together) and Latin munus (duty, obligation).

Etymology of communis

Detailed word origin of communis

Dictionary entry Language Definition
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.
munus Latin (lat) A burden, duty, obligation. A gift. A service, favor. A service, office, employment. A spectacle, public show.
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.

Words with the same origin as communis

Descendants of munus


Descendants of con-

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