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English

Etymology 1

From the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] prefix con-, from cum (with).

Prefix

con-

  1. used with certain words to add a notion similar to those conveyed by with, together, or joint
    congenial, congregation, console, consonant, construct, converge, etc.
  2. used with certain words to intensify their meaning
    confirm

Usage notes

Con- becomes

col- before l: collaborate;
com- before b, m, and p: combat, commit, compel;
cor- before r: correlation;

It can also appear as co-: coexistence, cosine.

Etymology 2

Back-formation from conlang, short for "constructed language".

Prefix

con-

  1. attached to certain words to obtain new, informal, subcultural words in which con- conveys a notion of:
Derived terms

Latin

Etymology

From preposition cum (with)

Prefix

con- [[Category:Template:lang:la prefixes|con-]]

  1. with; together

Usage notes

con- is a prefix added to many words to give a sense of with or together. Before letters like b and p, the form is com-. Other forms are co-, col-, and cor-.

Related terms


Spanish

Etymology

From the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] prefix con-, from cum (with).

Prefix

con- (co-, com-)

  1. with

Derived terms

Usage notes

Before the letters b or p use the form com-. Sometimes the co- form is used instead.

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