Other Word Forms of Malady
Origin of Malady
Middle English maladie from Old French from malade sick from Latin male habitus in poor condition male badly mel-3 in Indo-European roots habitus past participle of habēre to hold ghabh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle English maladie, from Old French maladie (“sickness, illness, disease"), from malade (“ill, sick"), from Latin male habitus (“ill-kept, not in good condition"), 1st century AD. See also malice and habit.
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