Origin of jealous
Examples from the Web for jealous
His acolytes, some of whom refer to themselves as “health freedom fighters” are undeterred by this sort of jealous shoptalk.Honey Boo Boo, Snake Oil, and Ebola: The Weird World of Young Living Essential Oils|Kent Sepkowitz|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jealous of her young male friend who was permitted to ride his bike around shirtless, she once ripped off her top, too.Speed Read: Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions From ‘Not That Kind of Girl’|Kevin Fallon|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It even makes Cersei jealous to the point where she calls her out on it at the Purple Wedding.
Elle.com published a piece entitled “Why This Photo of Gisele Bündchen Breastfeeding Makes Me Jealous.”Why Do We Love Gisele Bundchen but Hate Gwyneth Paltrow?|Erin Cunningham|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The behavior of Tyrion towards Sansa is part of what makes her jealous.Game of Thrones’ Sibel Kekilli Discusses Shae’s Treachery at the Trial of Tyrion Lannister|Marlow Stern|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was jealous, too, of the toyshop keepers who were selling their handsome wares.Mitz and Fritz of Germany|Madeline Brandeis
Then, again, numerous males fall victims to the jealous fury of their own sex, which leads to fierce and fatal battles.Animal Life of the British Isles|Edward Step
If I'm unhappy I'm jealous; it must come to the same thing; and with you, at least, I'm not afraid of the word.The Golden Bowl|Henry James
No—of course she was not jealous; she could not stoop to anything so mean.Frances Kane's Fortune|L. T. Meade
The little world I had known there had been stiff, scandal-mongering, and jealous.My Double Life|Sarah Bernhardt
British Dictionary definitions for jealous
Word Origin for jealous
Word Origin and History for jealous
c.1200, gelus, later jelus (early 14c.), "possessive and suspicious," originally in the context of sexuality or romance; in general use late 14c.; also in a more positive sense, "fond, amorous, ardent," from c.1300, from Old French jalos "keen, zealous; avaricious; jealous" (12c., Modern French jaloux), from Late Latin zelosus, from zelus "zeal," from Greek zelos, sometimes "jealousy," but more often in a good sense ("emulation, rivalry, zeal"). See zeal. In biblical language (early 13c.) "tolerating no unfaithfulness."
Most of the words for 'envy' ... had from the outset a hostile force, based on 'look at' (with malice), 'not love,' etc. Conversely, most of those which became distinctive terms for 'jealousy' were originally used also in a good sense, 'zeal, emulation.' [Buck, pp.1138-9]
Among the ways to express this in other tongues are Swedish svartsjuka, literally "black-sick," from phrase bara svarta strumpor "wear black stockings," also "be jealous." Danish skinsyg "jealous," literally "skin-sick," is from skind "hide, skin" said to be explained by Swedish dialectal expression fa skinn "receive a refusal in courtship."