pretiosus etymology

Latin word pretiosus comes from Latin pretium, Latin -osus

Detailed word origin of pretiosus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pretium Latin (lat) Bribe. Pay, hire, wage, reward. Punishment. Ransom. Worth, price, value, cost.
-osus Latin (lat) -ose, -ous; full of, prone to. Used to form adjectives from nouns.
pretiosus Latin (lat) Valuable, precious, expensive, costly.

Words with the same origin as pretiosus

Descendants of pretium
pretio
Descendants of -osus
copia