consort (v.) Look up consort at Dictionary.com
1580s, from consort (n.). Related: Consorted; consorting. Confused in form and sense with concert since 1580s.
consort (n.) Look up consort at Dictionary.com
early 15c., "partner," from Middle French consort "colleague, partner, wife" (14c., Old French consorte), from Latin consortem (nominative consors) "partner, comrade; wife, brother, sister," noun use of adjective meaning "having the same lot, of the same fortune," from com- "with" (see com-) + sors "a share, lot" (see sort (n.)). Sense of "husband or wife" ("partner in marriage") is 1630s in English.