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前缀be-, 强调。neath, 下面，同nether, 下面的。
- beneath: [OE] Beneath is a compound adverb and preposition, formed in Old English from bi ‘by’ and nithan or neothan ‘below’. This came originally from Germanic *nith- (also the source of nether [OE]), a derivative of the base *ni- ‘down’.
- beneath (adv., adj.)
- Old English beneoðan "beneath, under, below," from be- "by" + neoðan "below," originally "from below," from Proto-Germanic *niþar "lower, farther down, down" (see nether). Meaning "unworthy of" is attested from 1849 (purists prefer below in this sense). "The be- gave or emphasized the notion of 'where,' excluding that of 'whence' pertaining to the simple niðan" [OED].
- 1. The doctor worked busily beneath the blinding lights of the delivery room.
- 2. Patterson pointed toward a plain cardboard box beneath a long wooden table.
- 3. Somewhere deep beneath the surface lay a caring character.
- 4. Beneath the conscious mind there are many levels of the unconscious.
- 5. The flagstones beneath their feet were worn smooth by centuries of use.
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