envious etymology

English word envious comes from Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.), Latin visitare, Proto-Indo-European *gel-

Detailed word origin of envious

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
visitare Latin (lat)
*gel- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to see, to ball up, clench, to be cold, freeze, to gleam, cold , to freeze
ira Latin (lat) Ire, anger, wrath.
invidiosus Latin (lat) Enviable. Envious, invidious, hostile.
envieus Old French (fro)
envious English (eng) (obsolete) Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.. (obsolete, poetic) Inspiring envy.. Excessively careful; cautious.. Feeling or exhibiting envy; jealously desiring the excellence or good fortune of another; maliciously grudging.

Words with the same origin as envious

Descendants of *gel-
calf child childhood childish claw clay clean cliff climb cling clive cloth clothes cloud club coal cold cole colt cool cooling gel globe jelly nightclub