Other Word Forms of Marvel
Origin of Marvel
Middle English marvail from Old French merveille from Vulgar Latin miribilia alteration of Latin mīrābilia wonderful things from neuter pl. of mīrābilis wonderful from mīrārī to wonder from mīrus wonderful smei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
First attested from 1300, from Middle English marvail, from Old French merveille (“a wonder"), from Vulgar Latin *miribilia, from Latin mirabilia (“wonderful things"), from neuter plural of mirabilis (“strange, wonderful"), from miror (“I wonder at"), from mirus (“wonderful").
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