Desire etymology


English word desire comes from Latin de- (De-.), Latin sideris

Etymology of desire

Detailed word origin of desire

Dictionary entry Language Definition
de- Latin (lat) De-.
sideris Latin (lat)
desiderare Latin (lat)
desirrer Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To desire; to covet.
desiren Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
desire English (en) To express a wish for; to entreat; to request.. To miss; to regret.. To put a request to (someone); to entreat.. To require; to demand; to claim.. To want emotionally or sexually.. To want; to wish for earnestly. (countable) Someone or something wished for.. (uncountable) Motivation.. (uncountable) Strong attraction, particularly romantic or sexual.. (uncountable) The feeling of desire.

Words with the same origin as desire