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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 will prevent the Stranger from responding
Translations: 
  • Dutch: afgunst , nijd, nijd
  • French: envie
  • German: Neid
  • Italian: invidia
  • Spanish: envidia
verb (env, i, ed)
  1. feel, Feel envy of.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: benijden, benijden, afgunstig zijn, afgunstig zijn
  • German: beneiden
  • Italian: invidiare
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: envidiar
Etymology: Existing since the thirteenth century: from envieFrench, envie, from invidiaLatin, invidia, from invidereLatin, invidere, "look at with malice".


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