- adj. 不得不的；乐意的
- adv. 乐意地，欣然地
- n. (Fain)人名；(俄、罗、匈、葡)法因；(法、英)费恩
缩写自古英语fagen, 高兴的，愉悦的，词源同fair, 来自PIE*pek, 使漂亮，使美丽。
- fain (adj.)
- Old English fægen, fagen "glad, cheerful, happy, joyful, rejoicing," from a common Germanic root (cognates: Old Saxon fagan, Old Norse feginn "glad," Old High German faginon, Gothic faginon "to rejoice"), perhaps from PIE *pek- (1) "to make pretty." Often "glad" in a relative sense, "content to accept when something better is unobtainable." As an adverb, from c. 1200. Related: Fainly.
- 1. I would fain do as you ask.
- 2. The soldiers were fain to eat horseflesh.
- 3. I would fain go with you.
- 4. Men and birds are fain of climbing high.
- 5. I would fain stay at home.
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