The Etymology of econnexus

n. pl. et·y·mol·o·gies

  1. The origin and historical development of a linguistic form as shown by determining its basic elements, earliest known use, and changes in form and meaning, tracing its transmission from one language to another, identifying its cognates in other languages, and reconstructing its ancestral form where possible.
  2. The branch of linguistics that deals with etymologies.

[Middle English etimologie, from Old French ethimologie, from Medieval Latin ethimologia, from Latin etymologia, from Greek etumologia : etumon, true sense of a word; see etymon + -logia, -logy.]


  1. Characterized by the interdependence of living organisms in an environment.
  2. Of or relating to the science of ecology.

[German Ökologie : Greek oikos, house + German -logie, study (from Greek -logia, -logy).]


  1. Of or relating to the production, development, and management of material wealth.
  2. Of or relating to the science of economics.
  3. Of or relating to the practical necessities of life.
  4. Efficient.

[Origin: 1585–95; (< MF economique) < L oeconomicus < Gk oikonomikós relating to household management, equiv. to oikonóm(os) steward (oiko(s) house + nómos manager) + -ikos -ic]

n. pl. nexus or nex·us·es

  1. A means of connection; a link or tie.
    A connected series or group.
    The core or center.

[Latin, from past participle of nectere, to bind]

v. con·nect·ed, con·nect·ing, con·nects

v. tr.

  1. To join or fasten together.
  2. To associate or consider as related.
  3. To join to or by means of a communications circuit.
  4. To plug in (an electrical cord or device) to an outlet.

v. intr.

  1. To become joined or united.
    To establish a rapport or relationship; relate.

[Middle English connecten, from Latin conectere, connectere : co-, com-, com- + nectere, to bind]

pron. The objective form of we.

  1. Used as the direct object of a verb: She saw us on the subway.
  2. Used as the indirect object of a verb: They offered us free tickets to the show.
  3. Used as the object of a preposition: This letter is addressed to us.
  4. Informal Used as a predicate nominative: It's us.
  5. Nonstandard Used reflexively as the indirect object of a verb: We decided to get us another car.

[Middle English, from Old English us]

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