late 12c., "act of touching, sense of touch," verbal noun from feel (v.). Meaning "a conscious emotion" is mid-14c. Meaning "what one feels (about something), opinion" is from mid-15c. Meaning "capacity to feel" is from 1580s.
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Harper, D. (n.d.). Etymology of feelings. Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved $(datetime), from https://www.etymonline.com/word/feelings