We are now working on our next quarterly newsletter, which will come out in April. Since the term 'community' can be traced back to the Latin term meaning 'public, general, shared by all or many' and the term 'communicate' can be traced back to the Latin term meaning 'to make common', it seems appropriate to ask this community to participate in this communication.
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1375, from O.Fr. communité, from L. communitatem (nom. communitas) "community, fellowship," from communis "common, public, general, shared by all or many," (see common). L. communitatem "was merely a noun of quality ... meaning 'fellowship, community of relations or feelings,' but in med.L. it was, like universitas, used concretely in the sense of 'a body of fellows or fellow-townsmen' " [OED]. An O.E. word for "community" was gemænscipe "community, fellowship, union, common ownership," probably composed from the same PIE roots as communis.
c.1384, from O.Fr. communicacion, from L. communicationem (nom. communicatio), from communicare "to impart, share," lit. "to make common," from communis (see common).