con geed


verb (used without object), congeed, congeeing. Obsolete.
to take one's leave.
to bow ceremoniously.

1350–1400; (noun) late Middle English conge, c(o)unge < Anglo-French cung(i)é, Old French congié < Latin commeātus furlough, literally, passage, coming and going, equivalent to commeā(re) to go, travel (com- com- + meāre to proceed, pass, travel) + -tus suffix of v. action; (v.) Middle English congeien < Anglo-French, verbal derivative of noun Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

early 14c., from O.Fr. congeé (Mod.Fr. congé), from L. commeatus "passage, leave to pass," hence "leave of absence," from commeare, from com- "with, together" + meare "to go, pass" (see mutable). Probably lost 17c. and revived 19c. from Modern French.
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