Understand “Cupidity” Through Etymology

The Etymology of “Cupidity”

The word “cupidity” comes from the Latin parts “cupid” (to boil) & “ity” (phenomenon of). Here “boiling” means to crave for something. Hence, “cupidity” is a lusting after or craving for material possession and acquisition, much like “avarice”.

Cognates: Other derivatives from “cupid” include “Cupid“, “cupidous”, “cupidinous”, etc.

What are you boiling for? 😀

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