Origin of delightMiddle English deliten from Old French delitier from Classical Latin delectare, to delight, frequentative of Old Latin delicere from de-, from + lacere, to entice, literally , to ensnare from Indo-European base an unverified form lek-, twig, snare from source Old English læl, whip: spelling, spelled influenced, influence by light
- to give great joy or pleasure
- to be highly pleased; rejoice: usually with in or an infinitive
- great joy or pleasure
- something giving great joy or pleasure
- Old Poet. the power of pleasing
Origin of delightME & OFr delit < the v.