competere etymology

Latin word competere comes from Latin con-, Proto-Indo-European *pent-, and later Proto-Indo-European *péth₂eti (To fly.)

Detailed word origin of competere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.
*pent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
com- Latin (lat)
*péth₂eti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To fly.
*petō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
peto Latin (lat) (ecclesiastical) To missionize or proselytize among the people of a place.. I ask, beg, request.. I attack.. I beg, beseech.. I make for (somewhere).. I seek, aim at, desire.
competere Latin (lat)

Words with the same origin as competere

Descendants of con-
comes comitia commune communis condicio coniunx constat constitutum consuetudo consul contentus continuo coram curia
Descendants of *pent-