views updated May 18 2018

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-.


views updated May 08 2018

con- See COM-.

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