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来自拉丁语gravis, 重的，沉重，词源同grave, gravity.
- grief:  ‘Oppressiveness’ is the link between modern English grief and Latin gravis (source of English gravity). The Latin adjective meant ‘heavy, weighty’, and it formed the basis of a verb gravāre ‘weigh upon, oppress’. This passed into Old French as grever ‘cause to suffer, harrass’ (source of English grieve ), from which was derived the noun grief or gref ‘suffering, hardship’. Its modern sense, ‘feeling caused by such trouble or hardship, sorrow’, developed in the 14th century.
=> grave, gravity, grieve
- grief (n.)
- early 13c., "hardship, suffering, pain, bodily affliction," from Old French grief "wrong, grievance, injustice, misfortune, calamity" (13c.), from grever "afflict, burden, oppress," from Latin gravare "make heavy; cause grief," from gravis "weighty" (see grave (adj.)). Meaning "mental pain, sorrow" is from c. 1300. Good grief as an exclamation of surprise, dismay, etc., is from 1912.
- 1. "He's been arrested for theft and burglary." — "Good grief!"
- 2. There was no grief in his expression, only deep resignation.
- 3. We all felt as if we were intruding on his private grief.
- 4. Nothing can prepare you for the shock and grief of widowhood.
- 5. So many marriages have come to grief over lack of money.
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