Terrific etymology


English word terrific comes from Latin -ficus (Forms adjectives that denote bringing or making.), Latin terreo, Latin terrere

Etymology of terrific

Detailed word origin of terrific

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-ficus Latin (lat) Forms adjectives that denote bringing or making.
terreo Latin (lat) I deter by terror, scare (away). I frighten, terrify, alarm.
terrere Latin (lat)
terrificus Latin (lat)
terrific English (en) (colloquial) Astounding or awesome.. (colloquial) Extraordinarily great or intense.. (colloquial) Frighteningly good.. (dated) Terrifying; causing terror.. Frightful or very unpleasant.

Words with the same origin as terrific

Descendants of terreo