Origin of caudleMiddle English and Anglo-French caudel; ultimately from Classical Latin calidus, caldus, warm from calere, to be warm: see calorie
Origin of caudleMiddle English caudel from Old North French from Medieval Latin caldellus from Latin caldum hot drink from caldus, calidus warm, hot ; see kelə-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present caudles, present participle caudling, simple past and past participle caudled)
- To make into caudle.
- To serve as a caudle to; to refresh.
From Old Northern French caudel, from Medieval Latin caldellum, diminutive of Latin caldum, caldus (“warm”).