marvellous etymology

English word marvellous comes from Latin mirabilis (miraculous, glorious), and later Old French merveille (wonder, marvel)

Detailed word origin of marvellous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mirabilis Latin (lat) Glorious. Miraculous. Wonderful, marvelous, astonishing, extraordinary.
mirabilia Latin (lat)
*miribilia Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
merveille Old French (fro) Wonder; marvel.
merveillus Old French (fro) Enormous, giant.
marvellous English (eng) (UK) Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.

Words with the same origin as marvellous

Descendants of mirabilis
marvel