quotidian [kwoh-tid-ee-uh n] Word Origin adjective
- daily: a quotidian report.
- usual or customary; everyday: quotidian needs.
- ordinary; commonplace: paintings of no more than quotidian artistry.
- (of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur daily.
- something recurring daily.
- a quotidian fever or ague.
Origin of quotidian 1300–50; Latin quotīdiānus, cottīdiānus daily, equivalent to cottīdi(ē) every day (adv.) (*quot(t)ī a locative form akin to quot however many occur, every + diē, ablative of diēs day; cf.) + -ānus ; replacing Middle English cotidien Old French Latin, as aboveRelated formsquo·tid·i·an·ly, adverbquo·tid·i·an·ness, noun British Dictionary definitions for quotidianly quotidian adjective
- (esp of attacks of malarial fever) recurring daily
- everyday; commonplace
- a malarial fever characterized by attacks that recur daily
Word Origin for quotidian C14: from Latin quotīdiānus, variant of cottīdiānus daily Word Origin and History for quotidianly quotidian adj.
mid-14c., “everyday, daily,” from Old French cotidian (Modern French quotidien), from Latin quotidianus “daily,” from Latin quotus “how many? which in order or number?” (see(v.)) + dies “day” (see ). Meaning “ordinary, commonplace, trivial” is from mid-15c.
quotidianly in Medicine quotidian [kwō-tĭd′ē-ən] adj.
- Recurring daily. Used especially of attacks of malaria.