Other Word Forms of Subtle
Origin of Subtle
From Middle English sotil, subtil, from Old French soutil, later subtil, French subtil, from Latin subtilis (“fine, thin, slender, delicate"); probably, originally, “woven fine", and from sub (“under") + tela (“a web"), from texere (“to weave").
Middle English sotil from Old French from Latin subtīlis teks- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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