Origin of costiveMiddle English from Old French costeve, past participle of costever from Classical Latin constipare: see constipate
- a. Suffering from constipation.b. Causing constipation.
- Slow; sluggish.
Origin of costiveMiddle English costif from Old French costeve past participle of costever to constipate from Latin cōnstīpāre ; see constipate .
From Middle French costivé, ultimately from Latin constipatus ‘constipated’.