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English word appetite comes from Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin petere.

Appetite etymology ?

Appetite detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
petere Latin (lat)
appeto Latin (lat) (figuratively) I desire eagerly, long for, covet; have an appetite for. (intransitive) I approach, draw nigh to, be at hand. (transitive) I attack, fall or seize upon, assault, assail. (transitive) I strive or grasp after (something), try to get.
appetitus Latin (lat) An attack, assault. Passion, appetite. Passionate desire or longing. The faculty of desire.
apetit Old French (fro) Appetite (desire; want). Appetite (feeling of hunger or desire for food).
appetit Middle English (enm)
appetite English (eng) A taste, preference.. Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing.. Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger.. The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.

Words with the same origin as appetite

Descendants of ad
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