wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)
"She covets her sister's house"
To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of, often enviously.
To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).
To yearn, have or indulge inordinate desire, notably for another's possession.
Origin: from coveiten, from covoiter (modern convoiter), from covoitié, presumably modified from cupiditas.
to wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; -- used in a good sense
to long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden)
to have or indulge inordinate desire
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kuv′et, v.t. to desire or wish for eagerly: to wish for what is unlawful.—v.i. to desire (with for).—adjs. Cov′etable; Cov′eted.—adv. Cov′etingly.—ns. Cov′etise (obs.), covetousness: ardent desire; Cov′etiveness (obs.), acquisitiveness.—adj. Cov′etous, inordinately desirous: avaricious.—adv. Cov′etously.—n. Cov′etousness. [O. Fr. coveiter (Fr. convoiter)—L. cupiditat-em—cupĕre, to desire.]
The numerical value of covet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of covet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- طمع, جشعArabic
- жадувам, пожелавамBulgarian
- begehren, sehnenGerman
- codiciar, desearSpanish
- désirer, convoiter, guignerFrench
- cobizar, desexarGalician
- concupire, bramareItalian
- 貪る, 切望, 欲張るJapanese
- monoa, monowaMāori
- verlangen, smachten, lonken, lusten, begeren, hunkerenDutch
- жаждать, желать, домогатьсяRussian
- begära, suktaSwedish
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