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来自古英语 thurst,口渴，干渴，来自 Proto-Germanic*thurs,使干旱，干渴，来自 PIE*ters,干 的，词源同 torrid,terrain.
- thirst: [OE] The etymological notion underlying the word thirst is of being ‘dry’. For it goes back ultimately to the Indo-European base *trs, *tors- ‘dry’, which also produced Latin torrēre ‘parch’ (source of English toast, torrid, etc). From this was formed the prehistoric West Germanic noun *thurstu, which has evolved into German durst, Dutch dorst, and English thirst.
=> terrace, toast, torrid
- thirst (v.)
- Old English þyrstan "to thirst, thirst after," from the noun (see thirst (n.)); the figurative sense of the verb was present in Old English. Compare Old Saxon thurstian, Dutch dorsten, Old High German dursten, German dürsten, all verbs from nouns. Related: Thirsted; thirsting.
- thirst (n.)
- Old English þurst, from Proto-Germanic *thurstu- (cognates: Old Saxon thurst, Frisian torst, Dutch dorst, Old High German and German durst), from Proto-Germanic verbal stem *thurs- (cognates: Gothic thaursjan, Old English thyrre), from PIE root *ters- "dry" (see terrain). Figurative sense of "vehement desire" is attested from c. 1200.
- 1. Order me a pot of tea, I'm dying of thirst.
- 2. Coca is well-known for reducing hunger, thirst and fatigue.
- 3. They died of thirst on the voyage.
- 4. Children show a real thirst for learning.
- 5. We all thirst for the same things.
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