posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 07:44 PM
The OP is correct the word Government stems from a few languages. Note the word "Government is a compound word from ancient Greek and Latin.
So in essence we could assume that the word government means to steer or guide the mind.
From Middle English government, from Old French government (French gouvernement), from Latin gubernatio
("management, government"). Government is a compound formed from the Ancient Greek κυβερνάω (kubernaō, "I steer, drive, guide, pilot")
and the Latin -mente, ablative singular of mēns (“mind”).