envy etymology

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

Detailed word origin of envy

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.
envie Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
envie Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
envy English (eng) (obsolete) Emulation; rivalry.. (obsolete) Hatred, enmity, ill-feeling. [14th-18thc.]. (obsolete) Public odium; ill repute.. An object of envious notice or feeling.. Resentful desire of something possessed by another or others (but not limited to material possessions). [from 13thc.] (obsolete) To do harm to; to injure; to disparage.. (obsolete) To emulate.. (obsolete) To hate.. (obsolete) To [...]

Words with the same origin as envy

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