abomination etymology

English word abomination comes from Late Latin abominatio, and later Middle English abominacioun (Abomination.)

Detailed word origin of abomination

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
abominatio Late Latin (LL)
abomination Middle French (frm)
abominacioun Middle English (enm) Abomination.
abomination English (eng) (obsolete) A state that excites detestation or abhorrence; pollution. [Attested from around (1350 - 1470) to the late 15th century.]. An abominable act; a disgusting vice; a despicable habit. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.]. That which is abominable, shamefully vile; an object that excites disgust and hatred; very often with religious undertones. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]. [...]