enthusiasm etymology

English word enthusiasm comes from English -al, Ancient Greek θεός, Ancient Greek ἐν

Detailed word origin of enthusiasm

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
θεός Ancient Greek (grc)
ἐν Ancient Greek (grc)
ἔνθεος Ancient Greek (grc)
ἐνθουσιασμός Ancient Greek (grc)
enthusiasmus Late Latin (LL)
enthousiasme Middle French (frm)
enthusiasm English (eng) (obsolete, or, historical) Possession by a god; divine inspiration or frenzy.. Intensity of feeling; excited interest or eagerness.. Something in which one is keenly interested.

Words with the same origin as enthusiasm

Descendants of -al
additional approval arrival betrayal chemical confidential critical cultural disposal emotional historical identical lex logical magical mechanical mental political practical professional proposal rehearsal serial survival traditional
Descendants of θεός
atheist doll surname
Descendants of ἐν
brass emphasis energetic energy ink