jalousie

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Borrowing from French jalousie.

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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 “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.” — Dickens, Tale of Two Cities

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin zelotus (full of love and sympathy), from Latin zelus (zealous), from Ancient Greek ζῆλος (zêlos, envy, lust, rivalry).

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jalousie f (plural jalousies)

  1. jealousy
  2. (historical) (latticework) screen
  3. Venetian blind

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin zelotus (full of love and sympathy), from Latin zelus (zealous), from Ancient Greek ζῆλος (zêlos, envy, lust, rivalry)

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jalousie (plural jalousies)

  1. jealousy

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jalousie f (plural jalousies)

  1. (Jersey) sweet william

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