[ temp-tey-shuhn ]
/ tɛmpˈteɪ ʃən /
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Origin of temptation
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/ (tɛmpˈteɪʃən) /
the act of tempting or the state of being tempted
a person or thing that tempts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
early 13c., from Old French temptation (12c., Modern French tentation), from Latin temptationem (nominative temptatio), from past participle stem of temptare (see tempt).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper