Zeal Definition

zēl
noun
Intense enthusiasm, as in working for a cause; ardent endeavor or devotion; ardor; fervor.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Zeal

Noun

Singular:
zeal
Plural:
zeals

Origin of Zeal

  • First coined in 1382, from Middle English zele, from Old French zel, from Late Latin zÄ“lus, from Ancient Greek ζήλος (zÄ“los, “zeal, jealousy"), from ζηλόω (zÄ“loō, “to emulate, to be jealous"). Cognate to jealous.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English zele from Old French zel from Late Latin zēlus from Greek zēlos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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