adult etymology

Romanian word adult comes from Latin adoleo, Latin olesco (I grow.)

Detailed word origin of adult

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
adoleo Latin (lat) I consume or destroy by fire, burn.. I magnify or pile up with for sacrifice; burn, sacrifice.
olesco Latin (lat) I grow.
adolesco Latin (lat) I grow up. I increase or augment. I mature I am kindled or burn (of a sacrifice).
adultus Latin (lat)
adulte French (fra) Adult Adult.
adult Romanian (ron) Adult Adult.

Words with the same origin as adult

Descendants of adoleo
adia adiere