delicat etymology

Middle English word delicat comes from Latin deliciae (Beloved object. Darling, sweetheart. Delight, pleasure.)

Detailed word origin of delicat

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
deliciae Latin (lat) Beloved object. Darling, sweetheart. Delight, pleasure.
delicatus Latin (lat) (of a person) overly-luxurious, spoiled. Alluring, charming, delightful; voluptuous. Effeminate, spoilt with indulgence. Fastidious, scrupulous. Soft, tender, delicate.
delicat Middle English (enm) Delicate.