Old English god (with a long "o") "virtuous; desirable; valid; considerable," probably originally "having the right or desirable quality," from Proto-Germanic *gothaz (cf. Old Norse goðr , Dutch goed , Old High German guot , German gut , Gothic goþs ), originally "fit, adequate, belonging together," from PIE root *ghedh- "to unite, be associated, suitable" (cf. Old Church Slavonic godu "pleasing time," Russian godnyi "fit, suitable," Old English gædrian "to gather, to take up together"). As an expression of satisfaction, from early 15c.; of children, "well-behaved," by 1690s.
Irregular comparatives ( better , best ) reflect a widespread pattern, cf. Latin bonus , melior , optimus . Good-for-nothing is from 1711. Good looking is attested from 1780 ( good looks by ). Good sport , of persons, is from 1906; good to go is attested from 1989. The good book "the Bible" attested from 1801, originally in missionary literature describing the language of conversion efforts in American Indian tribes. Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing. ["As You Like It"]
Tina, I have a question about my old hacked email address. I was told I could not have my email address back because it no longer existed, but I was still receiving emails from the hacked email address (along with my old contacts unfortunately). How is this possible? It was an email address I made in high school, which I stupidly had passwords & pictures saved to and rarely used. I changed my passwords, but I've always hoped there was a way I could get my pictures and contacts back from my old email address. I know this is an old post, you can email me if it is more convenient. Thank you!