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.)

Detailed word origin of legatus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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-pro) 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 leges
Descendants of ἀριθμός
dignitatem dignus legem lex