noun (vanit, ies)
- Excessive pride in or admiration of one's own appearance or achievements.
- 1611 "Then I said in my heart, as it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me and why then was I more wise? Then I said in my heart that this is also , for there is no more rememberence of the wise than the fool forever:" Ecclesiastes 2:15-16.
- A dressing table used to apply makeup, preen, and coif hair. It normally is a low table similar to a desk with drawers and one or more mirrors atop. Either a chair or bench is used to sit upon.
Etymology: vannus: emptiness or a void - vanitas: vanity through vanité to Middle English.
- Dutch: ijdelheid
- French: vanité
- German: Eitelkeit
- Italian: vanití
- Spanish: vanidad
(trans-top, dressing table)
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