marvel etymology

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

Detailed word origin of marvel

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