How Do You Spell COVET?

Pronunciation: [kˈʌvɪt] (IPA)

The word "covet" is spelled with a "v" instead of a "f" because it comes from the Old French word "coveitier," which originally had a "v" sound. The phonetic transcription of "covet" is /ˈkʌvɪt/. This word means to desire or want something that belongs to someone else. However, coveting is often viewed as a negative trait, as it can lead to envy and jealousy. It's important to remember that true happiness comes from being content with what you have, rather than constantly striving for more.

COVET Meaning and Definition

  1. Covet is a verb that refers to a strong desire or longing for something that belongs to someone else. When someone covets something, they have an intense and often selfish craving to possess or obtain it for themselves. This desire is typically fueled by envy or a sense of lacking what others possess.

    To covet something is to actively yearn for it, with the intention of taking it away from its current owner, whether it be a material possession, a quality, or a situation. This longing often arises from feelings of dissatisfaction with one's own circumstances and can lead to jealousy or resentment towards those who possess what is desired.

    Coveting is often associated with materialistic desires, such as desiring someone else's house, car, or wealth. However, it can also apply to intangible things, such as someone's talent, popularity, or even relationships. It highlights a strong desire to have what someone else has and the willingness to go to great lengths to obtain it, even if it means disregarding moral or ethical considerations.

    Coveting is usually regarded as a negative trait since it often breeds discontent, rivalry, and a lack of gratitude for one's own blessings. In some religious teachings, coveting is considered a sin or a moral flaw, as it can lead to actions that harm others or disrupt the balance in society.

  2. To desire or wish for eagerly; to desire earnestly to obtain; to desire any object which cannot be obtained or possessed lawfully; to have an earnest desire for.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of COVET

The word "covet" comes from Old French "coveitier", which was derived from the Latin word "cupiditas", meaning "desire" or "greed". The Old French form eventually evolved into the Middle English word "covetien", which has remained relatively unchanged over time.

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Conjugate verb Covet


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