Legatus etymology


Latin word legatus comes from Latin lex, Ancient Greek (to 1453) λόγῳ, Ancient Greek (to 1453) ἀριθμός, and later Proto-Italic *legō (Gather, collect.)

Etymology of legatus

Detailed word origin of legatus

Dictionary entry Language Definition
lex Latin (lat) (figurative) a bill which has become a law, a law. (figurative) a condition, stipulation. (figurative) a contract, agreement, covenant. (figurative) a precept, regulation, principle, rule, mode, manner. A proposition or motion for a law made to the people by a magistrate, a bill.
λόγῳ Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἀριθμός Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
logarithmus New Latin (la-new)
*leǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to collect, to speak, to leak
*legō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Gather, collect.
legere Latin (lat)
legatus Latin (lat) Deputy. Envoy, ambassador, legate. Lieutenant.

Words with the same origin as legatus

Descendants of lex

diligenter diligentia intellego legatis

Descendants of ἀριθμός

dignus lex