- an ardent longing, as for something lost.
Origin of desiderium
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In Latin, desidero and desiderium best convey the import of this word.
So in 47 desideratio is chosen rather than desiderium, to correspond with the neighboring titillatio.Cato Maior de Senectute
Marcus Tullius Cicero
However morbid his fancies might become, desiderium could never take any but beautiful forms.The Romance of Zion Chapel [3d ed.]
Richard Le Gallienne