- com- prefix usually meaning "with, together," from L. com, archaic form of classical L. cum "together, together with, in combination," from PIE *kom- "beside, near, by, with" (Cf. O.E. ge-, Ger. ge-). The prefix in Latin sometimes was used as an intensive. Before vowels and aspirates, reduced to CO- (Cf. co-); before -g-, assimilated to cog- or con-; before -l-, assimilated to col-; before -r-, assimilated to cor-; before -c-, -d-, -j-, -n-, -q-, -s-, -t-, -v- assimilated to con-.
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