elegant etymology

English word elegant comes from Latin eligo

Detailed word origin of elegant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
eligo Latin (lat) (figuratively, of persons or things) I pick out, choose, elect.. I choose, I pluck or root out, extract.
elegans Latin (lat) Discriminating, polite. Fastidious, critical. Fine, elegant, handsome. Tasteful.
elegant Middle French (frm) Elegant.
elegant English (eng) Characterised by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision.. Characterised by or exhibiting elegance.

Words with the same origin as elegant

Descendants of eligo
elect election elegance eligible elite