curious etymology

English word curious comes from Latin cura, Proto-Indo-European *kois-

Detailed word origin of curious

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cura Latin (lat) (agriculture) Rearing, culture, care.. (medicine) Medical attendance, healing.. (rare) An attendant, guardian, observer.. Attention, management, administration, charge, care; command, office; guardianship.. Written work, writing.. Care, concern, thought; trouble, solicitude; anxiety, grief, sorrow.
*kois- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
curiosum Latin (lat)
curios Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
corious Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
curious English (eng) (archaic) Artfully constructed; made with great elegance or skill.. (archaic) Fastidious, particular; demanding a high standard of excellence, difficult to satisfy.. Inquisitive; tending to ask questions, investigate, or explore.. Prompted by curiosity.. Unusual; odd; out of the ordinary; bizarre.

Words with the same origin as curious

Descendants of cura
cure curiosity proctor