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noun (vanit, ies)
  1. 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.
      1. 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.
      2. Emptiness.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: ijdelheid
  • French: vanité
  • German: Eitelkeit
    (trans-mid)
  • Italian: vanití 
  • Spanish: vanidad
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, dressing table)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, emptiness)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: vannus: emptiness or a void - vanitas: vanity through vanité to Middle English.


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