英 [streŋθ; streŋkθ]
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- strength: [OE] Strength is of course closely related to strong. It was formed in prehistoric Germanic (as *stranggithō) from the ancestor of modern English strong. The verb strengthen was coined from it in the 13th century.
=> string, strong
- strength (n.)
- Old English strengþu, strengð "bodily power, force, vigor, firmness, fortitude, manhood, violence, moral resistance," from Proto-Germanic *strangitho (cognates: Old High German strengida "strength"), from PIE *strenk- "tight, narrow" (see string (n.)), with Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)). Compare length/long. From the same root as strong,
- 1. The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.
- 2. I didn't know Ron had that much strength of character.
- 3. Torn muscles retract, and lose strength, structure, and tightness.
- 4. The drop was caused partly by the pound's strength against the dollar.
- 5. A decade later, the company has gone from strength to strength.
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