[yoo-til, -tahyl]


Origin of utile

1475–85; < Old French < Latin ūtilis, equivalent to ūt(ī) to use + -ilis -ile

utile dulci

[oo-ti-le doo l-kee; English yoot-l-ee duhl-sahy, -see]


the useful with the pleasurable.
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an obsolete word for useful

Word Origin for utile

C15: via Old French from Latin ūtilis, from ūtī to use
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Word Origin and History for utile

late 15c., from Old French utile (13c.), from Latin utilis, from uti (see use (v.)).

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