envie

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See also: envié, envíe, and en vie

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See vie.

Verb[edit]

envie (third-person singular simple present envies, present participle envying, simple past and past participle envied)

  1. (obsolete) To vie; to emulate; to strive.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for envie in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin invidia.

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Noun[edit]

envie f (plural envies)

  1. desire, lust, urge
  2. appetite, craving
  3. envy
  4. birthmark
  5. hangnail

Verb[edit]

envie

  1. first-person singular present indicative of envier
  2. third-person singular present indicative of envier
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of envier
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of envier
  5. second-person singular imperative of envier

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

envie

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of enviar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of enviar

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French envie, from Latin invidia.

Noun[edit]

envie (plural envies)

  1. ill-will, hatred, enmity, hostility; spite, malice; an instance of enmity
    Synonym: onde
    • 1378, John of Trevisa, transl., Polychronicon[1] (in Middle English), translation of original by Ranulf Higden, published 1876, page 287:
      ȝit þey haveþ so grete envie to þe Latyns þat þey haveþ wiþ drawe hem out of [þe] subieccioun and obedience of þe chirche of Rome
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. envy, grudge; hostility; an instance of this feeling
    Synonym: onde
  3. harm, injury
    Synonyms: harm, injurie
  4. eagerness, enthusiasm

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

envie

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of enviar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of enviar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of enviar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of enviar