Today we are looking at the word connect [ˌkəˈnɛkt], a word that joins, links, unites, binds and fastens together.
It comes from the Latin word connectere (to fasten together), from cōnectō (I connect, link, fasten together), from con- (together) and nectō (I bind), from the PIE *gned-/*gnod- (to bind).
Words from the same root include: knot, knit, node in English, knot [knɔt] (knot, (hair) bun, skein) in Dutch, Knoten [ˈknoːtən] (knot, interchange) in German, and knude [knuːðə] (knot, node) in Danish.
I chose this word because I think that learning languages is a way to make connections. Connections with other places and people and cultures and ideas.
Here’s a video I made of this information: