jalousie

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Borrowed from French jalousie. Doublet of jealousy.

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jalousie (plural jalousies)

  1. (naval architecture) A component in a ventilation system.
  2. Upward sloping window slats which form a blind or shutter, allowing light and air in but excluding rain and direct sun.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
      A small lofty room, with its window wide open, and the wooden jalousie-blinds closed, so that the dark night only showed in slight horizontal lines of black, alternating with their broad lines of stone colour.
  3. A pastry with the upper side sliced before final baking to resemble a wooden slatted blind.

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French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From jaloux +‎ -ie, 12th c.

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jalousie f (plural jalousies)

  1. jealousy

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Italian gelosia, 15th c., from the same root.

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jalousie f (plural jalousies)

  1. (historical) (latticework) screen
  2. Venetian blind
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From Old French jalousie, derived from jalous, from Late Latin zelosus (full of love and sympathy), derived from Latin zelus (zealous), from Ancient Greek ζῆλος (zêlos, envy, lust, rivalry).

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  • IPA(key): /dʒɛˈluːsiː(ə)/, /ˈdʒɛlusiː(ə)/, /ˈdʒɛləsiː(ə)/

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jalousie (plural jelousies)

  1. Jealousness or jealousy in a relationship or marriage.
  2. Passion; romantic or sexual desire.
  3. zealousness, devotion, belief.
  4. (rare) distrust, wrath, ire
  5. (rare) care, wrath, ire
  6. (rare) paranoia, suspecting

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jalousie f (plural jalousies)

  1. (Jersey) sweet william

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