[jel-uh-see] /ˈdʒɛl ə si/
noun, plural jealousies for 4.
resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success or advantage, etc., or against another’s success or advantage itself.
mental uneasiness from suspicion or fear of rivalry, unfaithfulness, etc., as in love or aims.
vigilance in maintaining or guarding something.
a feeling, disposition, state, or mood.
noun (pl) -ousies
the state or quality of being jealous
c.1200, of God; c.1300, of persons, from Old French jalousie “enthusiasm, love, longing, jealousy” (12c.), from jalos (see jealous). Meaning “zeal, fervor, devotion” is late 14c.
suspicion of a wife’s purity, one of the strongest passions (Num. 5:14; Prov. 6:34; Cant. 8:6); also an intense interest for another’s honour or prosperity (Ps. 79:5; 1 Cor. 10:22; Zech. 1:14).
- Jealousy offering
the name of the offering the husband was to bring when he charged his wife with adultery (Num. 5:11-15).
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