- From Middle English likerous, lykerous, likrus, from Anglo-Norman *likerous, *lekerous (“dainty”), apparently an unassilibated variant (compare lekeor, leckeur variants of lecheor, lichieor ("glutton, lecher")) of Old French *lecherous ("dainty, wanton"; > English lecherous); see lecherous. (Wiktionary)
“From that verb came the English adjective "lickerous" in the 14th century.”
“By the mid-17th century "lickerous" had fallen into disuse, leaving us with the variant”
“Cassiodorus saith that the thought of him that is idle, thinketh on none other thing but on lickerous meats and viands for his belly.”
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