Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Citations for desiderium
I think as seldom as I can of what I loved or esteemed in it, to avoid the desiderium which of all things makes life most uneasy.
Whoever should study the mood of desiderium in England during the eighteenth century might find corroboration for the sense of restrained poignancy which often underlies the good poetry of the age…
Origin of desiderium
Desiderium comes from the Latin verb dēsīderāre meaning "to long for; require." It entered English in the early 1700s.