請問FOREVER這個字的由來及所含的意義

請問FOREVER這個字的由來及所含的意義?

可別只告訴我這就是\"永遠\"....

我是想了解這個字的真正緣由

一個字一個字的大寫後面有的小英文

或是!~

有更多可以形容這個單字的意義??

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  • leo
    Lv 5
    10 years ago
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    從古英文而來

    fore. A common prefix in O.E., where it could be intensive, destructive, or perfective. Its use alone as a conjunction (not found before 12c.) is probably a shortening of common O.E. phrases such as for þon þy "therefore."

    ever

    圖片參考:http://www.etymonline.com/graphics/dictionary.gif

    O.E. æfre, no cognates in any other Gmc. language; perhaps a contraction of a in feore, lit. "ever in life" (the expression a to fore is common in O.E. writings). First element is almost certainly related to O.E. a "always, ever," from P.Gmc. *aiwo, from PIE *aiw-"vital force, life, long life, eternity." (see eon).

    Source(s): online etymology dictionary
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