Conseguir etymology


Portuguese word conseguir comes from Latin sequor ((with accusative) I follow, come or go after.), Latin con-

Etymology of conseguir

Detailed word origin of conseguir

Dictionary entry Language Definition
sequor Latin (lat) (with accusative) I follow, come or go after.
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.
consequor Latin (lat) (of discourse) I am equal to, attain, impress fully, do justice to. (of sight) I reach, distinguish. I become like or equal to someone or something in any property or quality; equal, match, attain, come up to. I copy, imitate; adopt, obey. I follow as a consequence, ensue, result, arise or proceed from. I follow or come after in time. I follow, follow up, go after, attend, accompany, pursue. [...]
consequere Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
conseguir Portuguese (pt) To achieve. To be able to, can. To get, to obtain.