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Envidia

Los siete pecados capitales

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 11/2/2004
Word: Envidia
(en-VI-dia) Sustantivo femenino
English: envy
Etymology: Del latín invidia
Meaning: 1.- Tristeza o pesar del bien ajeno.
2.- Emulación, deseo de algo que no se posee.
Topic:Los siete pecados capitales
Example:

“¡Qué galán y alentado!
Envidia tengo al traje de soldado.”

Pedro Calderón de la Barca, El alcalde de Zalamea, jornada primera p.35 Ed. Planeta

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