Once, in my youth that is passed, I too had my hates and my envies.
The man who hears that his brother is happy at once envies him!
Animosities, and jealousies, and envies--those enemies of all kinds of peace--are repressed, if not controlled.
No man ever envies us the nimbleness by which we can elude logic and get at truth?
Nobody admires and envies the rich relation so much as the poor relation.
The second envies the caress which you give to the son of the first.
He envies other kings, who can hold counsel with their gods, or who can learn the will of the gods from soothsayers.
He envies the eagles that he sees soaring and screaming over the sea.
One envies them their warmth and snugness as one rides against the bitter penetrating winds.
He envies you nothing which can in any way conduce to your benefit or pleasure.
late 13c., from Old French envie "envy, jealousy, rivalry" (10c.), from Latin invidia "envy, jealousy," from invidus "envious," from invidere "envy," earlier "look at (with malice), cast an evil eye upon," from in- "upon" (see in- (2)) + videre "to see" (see vision).
Similar formations in Avestan nipashnaka "envious," also "look at;" Old Church Slavonic zavideti "to envy," from videti "to see;" Lithuanian pavydeti "to envy," related to veizdeti "to see, to look at."
late 14c., from Old French envier, from envie (see envy (n.)). Related: Envied; envying.