concupiscence

concupiscence

[kon-kyoo-pi-suhns, kong-]
noun
1.
sexual desire; lust.
2.
ardent, usually sensuous, longing.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin concupīscentia. See concupiscent, -ence

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concupiscence (kənˈkjuːpɪsəns)
 
n
strong desire, esp sexual desire
 
[C14: from Church Latin concupiscentia, from Latin concupiscere to covet ardently, from cupere to wish, desire]
 
con'cupiscent
 
adj

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concupiscence
mid-14c., from L. concupiscentia, from concupiscere, inceptive of concupere "to be very desirous of," from com-, intensive prefix, + cupere "to long for." Used in Vulgate to translate Gk. epithymia.
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Concupiscence definition


desire, Rom. 7:8 (R.V., "coveting"); Col. 3:5 (R.V., "desire"). The "lust of concupiscence" (1 Thess. 4:5; R.V., "passion of lust") denotes evil desire, indwelling sin.

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