delicious etymology

Middle English word delicious comes from Latin delicio, and later Latin deliciae (Beloved object. Darling, sweetheart. Delight, pleasure.)

Detailed word origin of delicious

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
delicio Latin (lat)
delicia Latin (lat) (very rare). A gutter. The corner-beam supporting an edifice.
deliciae Latin (lat) Beloved object. Darling, sweetheart. Delight, pleasure.
deliciosus Late Latin (LL)
delicious Old French (fro) Delicious; tasty. Noble; courtly; courteous.
delicious Anglo-Norman (xno)
delicious Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as delicious

Descendants of delicio