See also: envié, envíe, and en vie

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

en- +‎ vie.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈvaɪ/, /ɛnˈvaɪ/

VerbEdit

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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

VerbEdit

envie

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

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GalicianEdit

VerbEdit

envie

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

Louisiana CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French envie (desire).

VerbEdit

envie

  1. to desire

ReferencesEdit

  • Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folktales

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French envie, from Latin invidia.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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
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  2. envy, grudge; hostility; an instance of this feeling
    Synonym: onde
  3. harm, injury
    Synonyms: harm, injurie
  4. eagerness, enthusiasm

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: envy

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PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

envie

  1. inflection of enviar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative