con- comb. form of L. prep. com (later cum) with, used regularly before all consonants except b, p, m, h, r, and l; see COL-, COM-. In OF. conv- was reduced to cov-, e.g. COVENANT, COVET; many Eng. adoptions preserve this, but in some words con- was restored, e.g. CONVENT (q.v.). For the meaning see COM-.
con- See COM-.
More From encyclopedia.com
About this article
All Sources -
Updated Aug 08 2016 About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic
You Might Also Like
Comuzzi, Hon. Joe, B.A., LL.B. (Thunder Bay-Superior North) Minister of State for Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario