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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 10/16/2012
Derived from the Latin word commodus, which can mean "suitable, convenient, opportune" as well as "full, complete, of full weight". The word is ultimately derived from Latin com "with, together" and modus "measure, manner". Also compare the Latin verb commodo "to lend, to provide, to bestow, to accommodate" and the Latin noun commodum "a convenient opportunity, favourable condition, convenience, advantage". A famous bearer of this name was Commodus, a Roman Emperor from the 2nd century AD.