Admire etymology


English word admire comes from Latin miror, Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin ad- (To.)

Etymology of admire

Detailed word origin of admire

Dictionary entry Language Definition
miror Latin (lat) (transitive) I am astonished at, marvel at, admire, am amazed at, wonder at.
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
ad- Latin (lat) To.
admiror Latin (lat) To admire or respect.. To be surprised at; to be astonished.. To regard with wonder.
admirer French (fr) To admire.
admirer Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
admire English (en) (obsolete, transitive) To be amazed at; to view with surprise; to marvel at.. (transitive) To regard with wonder and delight.. (transitive) to estimate or prize highly.. (transitive) to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love or reverence.

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