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English word marvel comes from Latin mirabilis, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) merveille (Wonder; marvel.).

Marvel etymology ?

Marvel detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mirabilis Latin (lat) Glorious. Miraculous. Wonderful, marvelous, astonishing, extraordinary.
mirabilia Latin (lat)
*miribilia Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
merveille Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Wonder; marvel.
marvail Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
marvel English (eng) That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.. Wonder, astonishment. (intransitive) To become filled with wonderment or admiration; to be amazed at something.. (obsolete, transitive) To marvel at.. (obsolete, transitive, used impersonally) To cause to marvel or be surprised.

Words with the same origin as marvel

Descendants of mirabilis
marvellous