from Latin invidia "envy, jealousy from invidus "envious from invidere "envy earlier "look at (with malice cast an evil eye upon from in- "upon" (see in- (2) videre "to see" (see vision ).Does not merely claim some good that he does not possess or of which he was deprived.

Then sought out Envy in her dark abode, Defil'd with ropy gore and clots of blood: Shut from the winds, and from the wholesome skies, In a deep vale the gloomy dungeon lies, Dismal and cold, where not a beam of light Invades the winter.( obsolete ) Emulation; rivalry.

( obsolete, transitive ) To give (something) to (someone) grudgingly or reluctantly ; to begrudge.Envy feeds on the living.