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English word favourite comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰoweh₁, Italian favere, and later Latin faveo ((with dative) I favour. I support, encourage, indulge.).

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Favourite detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰoweh₁ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
favere Italian (ita)
faveo Latin (lat) (with dative) I favour. I support, encourage, indulge.
favor Latin (lat) Good will, inclination, partiality, favor. Support.
favorir Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) To favor.
favorit Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
favourite English (eng) (Internet) To add to one's list of favourite items on a website that allows users to compile such lists.. (Internet) To bookmark. (in the plural) A short curl dangling over the temples, fashionable in the reign of Charles II.. (internet) A bookmark in a web browser.. A contestant or competitor thought most likely to win.. A person or thing who enjoys special regard or favour.. A person who [...]

Words with the same origin as favourite

Descendants of *gʰoweh₁
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