delicious etymology

English word delicious comes from Latin deliciae (Beloved object. Darling, sweetheart. Delight, pleasure.)

Detailed word origin of delicious

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
deliciae Latin (lat) Beloved object. Darling, sweetheart. Delight, pleasure.
deliciosus Late Latin (LL)
delicious Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Delicious; tasty. Noble; courtly; courteous.
delicious Anglo-Norman (xno)
delicious Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
delicious English (eng) (colloquial) Metaphorically pleasing to taste; pleasing to the eyes or mind.. (slang) Having tremendous sex appeal.. Pleasing to taste; tasty.

Words with the same origin as delicious

Descendants of deliciae
deli delicacy delicate