Monday, August 22, 2005


Pronunciation: 'jE(&)l
Function: noun
Etymology: zeal and jealous, Middle English jelous, from Old French, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin zelosus, from Late Latin zelus zeal, from Greek zElos
1 a : intolerance of rivalry or unfaithfulness b : a disposition to suspect rivalry or unfaithfulness
2 : hostility toward a rival or one believed to enjoy an advantage
3 : vigilance in guarding a possession
- jeal*ous adjective
- jeal*ous*ly adverb
- jeal*ous*ness noun
- jeal*ot noun

Pronunciation: 'je-l&t
Function: noun
Etymology: zealot and jealous, Late Latin zelotes, from Greek zElOtEs, from zElos
: a hostile fanatic acting on jealousy
see jeal

Definitions parodied off Merriam Webster

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