Origin of congeeMiddle English conge from Old French congie
intransitive verb-·geed, -·gee·ing
Origin of congeefrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps Tamil
Origin of congeeTamil kañci
- (archaic) A bow.
From Old French congié (modern congé), from commeatus (“passage, permission to leave”), from commeo (“I go and come”), from con- + meo (“I go, I pass”)
(usually uncountable, plural congees)
From Tamil, perhaps via Portuguese.