jalousie

See also: Jalousie

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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FrenchEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From jaloux +‎ -ie, 12th c.

NounEdit

jalousie f (plural jalousies)

  1. jealousy

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

jalousie f (plural jalousies)

  1. (historical) (latticework) screen
  2. Venetian blind
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EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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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NounEdit

jalousie f (plural jalousies)

  1. (Jersey) sweet william

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