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English word exquisite comes from Latin quaero, and later Latin exquiro (I inquire into.. I seek out, search for or hunt up.).

Exquisite etymology ?

Exquisite detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
quaero Latin (lat) I ask, question, inquire.. I desire, require, want. I miss, lack. I seek, look for. I strive for; endeavor; seek to obtain.
exquiro Latin (lat) I inquire into.. I seek out, search for or hunt up.
exquisitus Latin (lat)
exquisite English (eng) (rare) Fop, dandy. [from early 20th c.] (obsolete) Carefully adjusted; precise; accurate; exact.. Especially fine or pleasing; exceptional.. Exceeding; extreme; keen, in a bad or a good sense.. Of delicate perception or close and accurate discrimination; not easy to satisfy; exact; fastidious.. Of special beauty or rare excellence.. Recherché; far-fetched; abstruse.

Words with the same origin as exquisite

Descendants of quaero
acquire acquisition conquer conqueror conquest inquest inquire inquiry inquisition quest question questioning request require