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" (from PIE root *ser- (2) "to line up"). Sense of "husband or wife" ("partner in marriage") is 1630s in English.
1580s, from consort (n.). Related: Consorted; consorting. Confused in form and sense with concert since 1580s.
Web design and development by MaoningTech.