Complete Definition of "envy"

English

Etymology
Existing since the thirteenth century: from OF. envie#French|envie, from L. invidia#Latin|invidia, from invidere#Latin|invidere, “look at with malice”.

Pronunciation
UK enPR|ĕn'vē, IPA|/ˈɛnviː/, SAMPA|/"Envi:/

Noun
en-noun|envies|-

  1. resentful|Resentful desire of something possessed by another or others (but not limited to material possessions); as distinct from jealousy.

#* 1983. ROSEN, Stanley. Plato’s Sophist. p. 66.
#*: Theodorus assures Socrates that no envy will prevent the Stranger from responding

Translations
trans-top|Envy (nounal sense)
Bosnian: ljubomora f
Chinese: 妒嫉 (dùjí)
Catalan: enveja f
Czech: závist f
Danish: misundelse
Dutch: afgunst f, nijd|nijd m
Finnish: kateus m
French: envie f
German: Neid m
Italian: invidia f
Latin: invidia f
Norwegian: misunnelse
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Polish: zazdrość f
Portuguese: inveja f, ciumes m
Romanian: invidie f
Russian: зависть (závist’) f
Scottish Gaelic: eud m
Serbian: zavist, ljubomora
Slovene: zavist f
Spanish: envidia f
Thai: THchar|ความริษยา (kwaam rítyaa), THchar|ความอิจฉา (kwaam ìtchăa)
Telugu: ఈర్ష్య (eershya), ఈసు (eesu), అసూయ (asooya)
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Verb
en-verb|env|i|ed

  1. feel|Feel envy of.

Translations
trans-top|Envy (verbal sense)
Bosnian biti ljubomoran
Dutch: benijden|benijden, afgunstig zijn|afgunstig zijn
Finnish: kadehtia
German: beneiden
Italian: invidiare
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Persian: FAchar|حسادت ورزیدن
Romanian: invidia
Russian: завидовать (zavídovat’) f
Slovene: zavidati
Spanish: envidiar
Thai: THchar|ริษยา (rítyaa), THchar|อิจฉา (ìtchăa)
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Related terms
envious

Translations
trans-top|Translations to be checked
Bosnian ljubomorna f, ljubomoran m, ljubomorno n
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Category:English transitive verbs

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Revision and Credits for"envy"
  • 2008-01-02 19:07 - Connel MacKenzie - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/76.86.236.40|76.86.236.40]] ([[User_talk:76.86.236.40|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Daniel Polansky|Daniel Polansky]]

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