Etymology
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complect (v.)

1520s, "to embrace;" 1570s, "to weave together;" from Late Latin complectus, past participle of complectere "to embrace, encircle," from Latin com "with" (see com-) + plectere "to plait," from suffixed form of PIE root *plek- "to plait." Related: Complected; complecting.

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complected (adj.)

"having a complexion (of a specified kind), 1806, colloquial American English (said by Century Dictionary to be southern and western), a variant derivation from complexion, which, intentionally or not, shows the Latin root. In the same sense Middle English had complexioned (early 15c.) and early Modern English had complexated (1650s).

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