Curious etymology


English word curious comes from Latin cura, Proto-Indo-European *kois-

Etymology of curious

Detailed word origin of curious

Dictionary entry Language Definition
cura Latin (lat) (agriculture) Rearing, culture, care.. (medicine) Medical attendance, healing.. (rare) An attendant, guardian, observer.. Attention, management, administration, charge, care; command, office; guardianship.. Written work, writing.. Care, concern, thought; trouble, solicitude; anxiety, grief, sorrow.
*kois- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
curiosum Latin (lat)
curios Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
corious Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
curious English (en) (archaic) Artfully constructed; made with great elegance or skill.. (archaic) Fastidious, particular; demanding a high standard of excellence, difficult to satisfy.. Inquisitive; tending to ask questions, investigate, or explore.. Prompted by curiosity.. Unusual; odd; out of the ordinary; bizarre.

Words with the same origin as curious

Descendants of cura

cure proctor