zelle

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin zelus (jealousy, zeal), itself derived from Ancient Greek ζῆλος (zêlos).

Noun[edit]

zelle f (plural zelles)

  1. zeal
    • 1549, Hugon (Hugo de la Chapelle?), Second livre contenant xxvi. chansons:
      Amour rempli de pitié, et de zelle,
      D’amour mourant toucha la legière aesle.
      Love, full of pity and of zeal, dying of love touched the light wing.

Descendants[edit]