English - Etymology
First attested in the 1300s, a variant of abominable, possibly influenced by Latin ab + homine (“man”). The unnecessary addition of h to words was once common; compare abholish (abolish). Abandoned by the 1600s.. Compare also abhomination.
English - Adjective
English - References
- ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 , ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 3
- ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 , ISBN 0550142304), page 4