religious etymology

English word religious comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) religius

Detailed word origin of religious

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
religius Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
religieus Anglo-Norman (xno)
religious English (eng) A member of a religious order, i.e. a monk or nun. Committed to the practice of religion.. Concerning religion.. Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.