celibacy etymology

English word celibacy comes from Latin caelebs (Unmarried, single.)

Detailed word origin of celibacy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
caelebs Latin (lat) Unmarried, single.
caelibare Latin (lat)
caelibatus Latin (lat)
celibacy English (eng) (by extension) Abstaining from sexual relations.. Abstaining from marriage; the state of being unmarried.

Words with the same origin as celibacy

Descendants of caelebs
celibate