complain etymology

English word complain comes from Latin com-, Latin plangere

Detailed word origin of complain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
com- Latin (lat)
plangere Latin (lat)
complangere Malayalam (mal)
complaindre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
complaynen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
complain English (eng) (intransitive) To express feelings of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment.. (intransitive) To make a formal accusation or bring a formal charge.. To creak or squeak, as a timber or wheel.

Words with the same origin as complain

Descendants of com-
account collect collection college command commander commissioner competition complete complex confirm conscience construction correct cos cost couch count cousin precious price prison prisoner prize
Descendants of plangere
applaud applause peel plaintiff plausible