grateful etymology

English word grateful comes from English -ful, Latin gratia

Detailed word origin of grateful

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ful English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.
gratia Latin (lat) For the sake of (figurative) friendship. (plural) thanks. Grace. Sake; pleasure. Thankfulness.
grateful English (eng) (obsolete) Pleasing, welcome.. Appreciative; thankful.

Words with the same origin as grateful

Descendants of -ful
colorful delightful disgraceful doubtful graceful hateful helpful hopeful hurtful joyful meaningful merciful painful peaceful resourceful respectful rightful stressful successful suspenseful thankful truthful useful youthful
Descendants of gratia
grace gracias gracious