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ζῆλος 1 prob. from ζέω

I.eager rivalry, zealous imitation, emulation, a noble passion, opp. to φθόνος (envy), Plat., etc.:—but also jealousy, Hes.
2.c. gen. pers. zeal for one, Soph., Plut.
3.c. gen. rei, rivalry for a thing, Eur.; ζ. πλούτου Plut., etc.
II.pass. the object of emulation or desire, happiness, bliss, honour, glory, Soph., Dem.
III.of style, extravagance, Plut.:—also, fierceness, NTest.

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