con-

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Latin prefix con-, from cum (with).

Prefix[edit]

con-

  1. (non-productive) 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. (non-productive) used with certain words to intensify their meaning
    confirm
Usage notes[edit]

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.

Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Prefix[edit]

con-

  1. attached to certain words to obtain new, informal, subcultural words in which con- conveys a notion of:
    1. constructed, artificial
    2. hypothetical, fictional
    3. related to conlangs, conworlds, etc.
Derived terms[edit]

Dutch[edit]

Prefix[edit]

con-

  1. con- (1)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From preposition cum (with)

Prefix[edit]

con-

  1. Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects
    coëo, colloquor, convivor, etc.: colligo, compono, condo, etc.
  2. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word
    commaculo, commendo, concito, comminuo, concerpo, concido, convello, etc.

Usage notes[edit]

con- is a prefix added to many words to give a sense of with or together. The o is long before s and f, whence cōnspīrō and cōnferō. Before b, p, and m, the n assimilates to m (whence com-). Other forms are co-, col- (used before l), and cor- (used before r).

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Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin prefix con-, from cum (with).

Prefix[edit]

con-

  1. with

Usage notes[edit]

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

Derived terms[edit]