interesting etymology

English word interesting comes from English interest, English landlubber

Detailed word origin of interesting

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
interest English (eng) (obsolete) To cause or permit to share.. (obsolete, often, _, impersonal) To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite.. To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing. (countable) An involvement, claim, right, share, stake in or link with a financial, business, or other undertaking or endeavor.. [...]
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
interesting English (eng) (euphemistic) strange or unusual, in a negative sense.. Arousing or holding the attention or interest of someone.

Words with the same origin as interesting

Descendants of landlubber