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concupiscence

[kon-kyoo-pi-suh ns, kong-] /kɒnˈkyu pɪ səns, kɒŋ-/
noun
1.
sexual desire; lust.
2.
ardent, usually sensuous, longing.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Late Latin concupīscentia. See concupiscent, -ence
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British Dictionary definitions for concupiscence

concupiscence

/kənˈkjuːpɪsəns/
noun
1.
strong desire, esp sexual desire
Derived Forms
concupiscent, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Church Latin concupiscentia, from Latin concupiscere to covet ardently, from cupere to wish, desire
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Word Origin and History for concupiscence
n.

mid-14c., from Latin concupiscentia "eager desire," from concupiscens, present participle of concupiscere, inceptive of concupere "to be very desirous of," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + cupere "to long for" (see cupidity). Used in Vulgate to translate Greek epithymia.

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concupiscence in the Bible

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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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