envie

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See also: envié, envíe, and en vie

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

en- +‎ vie.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈvaɪ/, /ɛnˈvaɪ/

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.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French enveie (with /ei̯/ modified to /i/ to match the Latin etymon), from Latin invidia.

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Noun[edit]

envie f (plural envies)

  1. desire, lust, urge
  2. appetite, craving
  3. envy
    Synonym: convoitise
  4. birthmark
    Synonyms: tache de naissance, tache de vin
  5. hangnail
    Synonym: petite peau

Verb[edit]

envie

  1. inflection of envier:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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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

Louisiana Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French envie (desire).

Verb[edit]

envie

  1. to desire

References[edit]

  • Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folktales

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French envie, from Latin invidia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛnˈviː(ə)/, /ˈɛnviː(ə)/

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], 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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Descendants[edit]

  • English: envy

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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