Origin of fecund
Examples from the Web for fecund
Best to go with the fecund middle period, three novels sometimes referred to as “The London Trilogy.”
Whether he was writing about sex, golf, or life in a small town, the fecund mind who gave the world Rabbit was never at rest.
Ours is, scarcely less than the British, a living and fecund system.Congressional Government|Woodrow Wilson
A rich and fecund land, held originally in big estates, now beginning to be cut up into the smaller farms of the fruit growers.In to the Yukon|William Seymour Edwards
A complete bibliography of such a fecund illustrator as Sir John Gilbert would need a volume to itself.English Illustration 'The Sixties': 1855-70|Gleeson White
It was bliss, it was the nucleolating of the fecund darkness.The Rainbow|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
A woman who has one child has proved that she is fecund, but has not proved that she is fertile.The Task of Social Hygiene|Havelock Ellis
Word Origin for fecund
early 15c., from Middle French fecond, from Latin fecundus "fruitful, fertile, productive," from *fe-kwondo-, suffixed form of Latin root *fe-, corresponding to PIE *dhe(i)- "to suck, suckle," also "produce, yield" (cf. Sanskrit dhayati "sucks," dhayah "nourishing;" Greek thele "mother's breast, nipple," thelys "female, fruitful;" Old Church Slavonic dojiti "to suckle," dojilica "nurse," deti "child;" Lithuanian dele "leech;" Old Prussian dadan "milk;" Gothic daddjan "to suckle;" Old Swedish dia "suckle;" Old High German tila "female breast;" Old Irish denaim "I suck," dinu "lamb").
Also from the same Latin root come felare "to suck;" femina "woman" (*fe-mna-, literally "she who suckles"); felix "happy, auspicious, fruitful;" fetus "offspring, pregnancy;" fenum "hay" (probably literally "produce"); and probably filia/filius "daughter/son," assimilated from *felios, originally "a suckling."