before 1000;Middle Englishcumli,Old Englishcȳmlīc lovely, equivalent to cȳme exquisite (cognate with Middle High Germankūme weak, tender, Germankaum (adv.) with difficulty, Old High Germankūmo) + -līc-ly
O.E. cymlic "lovely, splendid, finely made," from cyme "exquisite, glorious, delicate," from W.Gmc. *kumi- "delicate, feeble." Or perhaps the modern word is from M.E. bicumelic "suitable, exquisite," lit. "becomely."