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kelman asked in 社會及文化語言 · 1 decade ago




King. O.E. cyning, from P.Gmc. *kuninggaz. Possibly related to O.E. cynn (kin), 〈family, race, kind, nature,〉from P.Gmc. *kunjan, ultimately from PIE *gen- 〈to produce〉. 乾。


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Queen. O.E. cwen 〈queen, female ruler of a state, woman, wife,〉from P.Gmc. *kwoeniz, ablaut variant of *kwenon (source of quean), from PIE *gwen- 〈woman, wife〉supposedly originally 〈honored woman〉. 坤。

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Like. Shortened form of O.E. gelic 〈like, similar,〉from P.Gmc. *galikaz 〈having the same form,〉a compound of *ga- 〈with, together〉+ *likan 〈body〉. 離/麗/伉儷。

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Harmony. from L. harmonia, from Gk. harmonia〈agreement, concord of sounds,〉related to harmos 〈joint, shoulder,〉from PIE *ar-ti-, from *ar-〈to fit together.〉 咸。

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Last. from O.E. læste, from last 〈track, footprint, trace,〉from P.Gmc. *laistaz. 履。

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Entwine. 〈wind or twist together; interweave,〉en- 〈make, put in〉; twine, O.E. twin〈double thread,〉from P.Gmc. *twizna- . 繾綣。

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Mare. Old English mearh horse, mere mare, from a Germanic base with cognates in Celtic languages meaning stallion. The sense male horse died out at the end of the Middle English period. (NODE) 馬。

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Sow. O.E. sugu, su 〈female of the swine,〉 from P.Gmc. *sugo, from PIE base *su-. 豬。

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Hound. O.E. hund〈dog,〉from P.Gmc. *khundas (cf. Ger. Hund, O.N. hundr, Goth. hunds), from PIE *kuntos, dental enlargement of base *kwon- 〈dog.〉犬。

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Car.〈wheeled vehicle,〉from Norm.-Fr. carre, from L. carrum, carrus (pl. carra), orig. 〈two-wheeled Celtic war chariot,〉from PIE *krsos, from base *kers- 〈to run.〉車。

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Pencil. from O.Fr. pincel, from L. penicillus, literally〈little tail,〉diminutive of peniculus, itself a diminutive of penis 〈tail.〉 賓 周。

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Head. O.E. heafod〈top of the body,〉also〈chief person, leader, ruler,〉from P.Gmc. *khaubuthan, from PIE *kauput-〈head.〉 頭/首。

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Yard. O.E. geard 〈enclosure, garden, court, house, yard,〉from P.Gmc. *garda, from PIE *gharto-, from base *gher-〈to grasp, enclose.〉 家。

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Fire. O.E. fyr, from P.Gmc. *fuir (cf. O.Fris. fiur, O.N. fürr, M.Du. vuur, Ger. Feuer), from PIE *perjos, from root *paewr-. 火。

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Urine. from O.Fr. urine (12c.), from L. urina〈urine,〉from PIE *ur- (cf. Gk. ouron〈urine〉), variant of base *awer-〈to moisten, flow〉(cf. Skt. var〈water,〉 Avestan var〈rain,〉Lith. jures 〈sea,〉 O.E. wær, O.N. ver〈sea,〉O.N. ur〈drizzling rain.〉 雨。

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Frau. 〈married woman,〉from Ger. Frau 〈woman, wife,〉from M.H.G. vrouwe〈lady, mistress,〉from O.H.G. frouwa〈mistress,〉said to be from PIE *prowo-. 婦。

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Did you mean indo-european language family? If so, these might be of some help:









    In 1786, Sir William Jones suggested that similarities among languages such as Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Gothic, and others were so striking as to suggest that they had sprung from a common, no longer existing source (see Lehmann's Reader, chapter 1) now called Proto-Indo-European. By the 19th century, August Schleicher's Family Tree had been proposed to model the relationships among the Indo-European languages as the branches of a tree (see Lehmann's Reader, chapter 8). Subsequently, two new branches were discovered, Anatolian and Tocharian.


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  • kelman
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    1 decade ago

    Quiet Maid. Quiet, from O.Fr. quiete, from L. quies (gen. quietis) "rest, quiet," from PIE base *qwi- "rest". Maid, O.E. mæden, mægden, dim. of mægð, mægeð "maid," from P.Gmc. *magadinom "young womanhood, sexually inexperienced female". 歸妹。

    2008-05-26 18:46:47 補充:

    Nigh. "near," O.E. neah (W.Saxon), neh (Anglian), common Gmc. (cf. O.Fris. nei, M.Du. na, O.H.G. nah, Ger. nah, Goth. nehwa). 來。

    2008-05-26 19:51:22 補充:

    Graph. from L. graphicus "picturesque," from Gk. graphikos "of or for writing, belonging to drawing, picturesque," from graphe "writing, drawing," from graphein "write," originally "to scratch" on clay tablets with a stylus. 卦。

    2008-06-16 18:03:08 補充:

    Shit. O.E. scitan, from P.Gmc. *skit-, from PIE *skheid- "split, divide, separate." 茄。

    2008-08-03 18:30:55 補充:

    shackle. O.E. sceacel, from P.Gmc. *skakula- (cf. M.Du., Du. schakel "link of a chain," O.N. skökull "pole of a carriage"). 桎梏。

    2009-10-11 20:06:36 補充:

    Fart. O.E. feortan, ult. from PIE *perd- (cf. O.H.G. ferzan, O.N. freta, Skt. pard, Gk. perdein, Lith. perdzu, Rus. perdet). 屁。

    2009-10-11 20:08:04 補充:

    Crescent phase. from Anglo-Fr. cressaunt, from O.Fr. creissant, from L. crescentum (nom. crescens), pp. of crescere "come forth, spring up, grow, thrive," from PIE base *ker- "to grow". 哉生魄。

    2009-11-20 12:23:27 補充:

    Wrong. late O.E., "twisted, crooked, wry," from O.N. rangr, earlier *wrangr "crooked, wry, wrong," from P.Gmc. *wrangaz, from PIE *wrengh- "to turn". 枉。

    2010-01-18 16:42:57 補充:

    Gyrovert. Cyclic changes. 周易。

    2010-01-18 16:48:02 補充:

    (Golden) Greeks. Testudo graeca. 龜。

    2011-06-08 14:56:53 補充:

    Hide. O.E. hydan "to hide, conceal; from W.Gmc. *hudjan, from PIE *keudh-, from base *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal", which is also thought to be the base of cunt. (門西)。

    2011-09-26 17:52:31 補充:

    Goose, large waterfowl. O.E. gos, from P.Gmc. *gans- (cf. O.Fris. gos, O.N. gas, Ger. Gans "goose"), from PIE *ghans- . 雁(鵝)。

    2011-09-26 18:07:11 補充:

    Pan. Old English panne, from West Germanic *panna, probably from Vulgar Latin *patna, from Latin patina, shallow pan, platter, from Greek patanē. 盤。

    2014-09-17 15:45:22 補充:

    Arm. "upper limb," Old English earm "arm," from Proto-Germanic *armaz, from PIE root *ar- "fit, join". 啱。

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