One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Having a good memory; †mindful of (obsolete).
2Memorable; evocative of or rich in memories.
Early 16th century; earliest use found in Henry Bradshaw (d. 1513), scholar and hagiographer. From post-classical Latin memoriosus having a good memory, probably partly via Italian memorioso and Middle French memorieux having a good memory.
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