Origin of odium
Examples from the Web for odium
Demurs of law process imposed checks upon the uncharitable haste of the odium theologicum.
You, who encouraged the hemp manufacture, may leave the halter to rogues, and prevent the odium of felo de se.The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII|Jonathan Swift
Why should that odium attach to this, more than to all unfaithful use of the conjugal relation?Memoir of Mary L. Ware, Wife of Henry Ware, Jr.|Edward B. Hall
A few of these words have been borrowed bodily from Latin, as 'odium', 'tedium', 'opprobrium'.Society for Pure English Tract 4|John Sargeaunt
Do not, I pray you, condemn this brave man to the odium of a felon's death.The Spy of the Rebellion|Allan Pinkerton
Word Origin for odium
c.1600, "fact of being hated," from Latin odium "ill-will, hatred, grudge, animosity; offense, offensive conduct," related to odi "I hate" (infinitive odisse), from PIE root *od- "to hate" (cf. Armenian ateam "I hate," Old Norse atall, Old English atol "dire, horrid, loathsome"). Meaning "hatred, detestation" is from 1650s. Often in an extended form, e.g. odium theologicum "hatred which is proverbially characteristic of theological disputes" (1670s).