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jeli

adverb
shortened form of jealous meaning being envious of someone for their achievements, possessions, or appearance. clipping of the “jealous” from c.1200, gelus, later jelus (early 14c.), "possessive and suspicious,"; also from old French in a more positive sense, "fond, amorous, ardent," from c.1300 jalos "keen, zealous; avaricious; jealous" (12c., Modern French jaloux); from Late Latin zelosus, from zelus "zeal," from Greek zelos.
 
“You got a B on the chem test? I’m so jeli right now!”
Etymology : clipping of the “jealous” from c.1200, gelus, later jelus (early 14c.), "possessive and suspicious,"; also from old French in a more positive sense, "fond, amorous, ardent," from c.1300 jalos "keen, zealous; avaricious; jealous" (12c., Modern French jaloux); from Late Latin zelosus, from zelus "zeal," from Greek zelos.
Source : September 2013 - conversation with friend
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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