college

[ kol-ij ]
/ ˈkɒl ɪdʒ /

noun

Origin of college

1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French < Latin collēgium, equivalent to col- col-1 + lēg-, variant stem of legere to gather + -ium -ium; cf. colleague

Related forms

post·col·lege, noun, adjectivepre·col·lege, noun, adjectivesub·col·lege, noun
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college

/ (ˈkɒlɪdʒ) /

noun

Word Origin for college

C14: from Latin collēgium company, society, band of associates, from collēga; see colleague
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