admire etymology

English word admire comes from Latin miror, Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin ad- (To.)

Detailed word origin of admire

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
miror Latin (lat) (transitive) I am astonished at, marvel at, admire, am amazed at, wonder at.
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
ad- Latin (lat) To.
admiror Latin (lat) To admire or respect.. To be surprised at; to be astonished.. To regard with wonder.
admirer French (fra) To admire.
admirer Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
admire English (eng) (obsolete, transitive) To be amazed at; to view with surprise; to marvel at.. (transitive) To regard with wonder and delight.. (transitive) to estimate or prize highly.. (transitive) to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love or reverence.

Words with the same origin as admire

Descendants of miror
admirable admiration marvel marvellous miracle miraculous mirage mirror
Descendants of ad
aboard accent according accused affair agree agreement alien alley appear approach around arrive aside asleep assault attempt attend attention available huge round size tend tent
Descendants of ad-
accept accident add address admit appreciate arrest assume attorney disappear rest