Other Word Forms of Delight
Origin of Delight
An unetymological spelling, in imitation of words like light, might, etc.; the analogical modern spelling would be delite; from Middle English deliten, from Old French deleiter, deliter, from Latin delectare (“to delight, please”), frequentative of delicere (“to allure”); see delicate.
Middle English delit from Old French a pleasure from delitier to please, charm from Latin dēlectāre dē- intensive pref. de– lactāre frequentative of lacere to entice
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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