- vt. 赚，赚得；获得，挣得；使得到；博得
- n. (Earn)人名；(泰)炎
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来自PIE*es-en, 劳动，收获，通常指农奴，佃农劳动所得，词源同esne, 奴仆。字母r,n音变。
- earn: [OE] The underlying sense of earn is ‘gain as a result of one’s labour’. It comes from a prehistoric West Germanic verb *aznōjan, which was based on the noun *aznu ‘work, labour’. This seems often to have been used specifically for ‘work in the fields’, for several other related forms in the Germanic languages, such as German ernte and Gothic asans, denote ‘harvest’, which in some cases has been metaphorically extended to apply to ‘autumn’.
- earn (v.)
- Old English earnian "deserve, earn, merit, labor for, win, get a reward for labor," from Proto-Germanic *aznon "do harvest work, serve" (source also of Old Frisian esna "reward, pay"), denominative verb from *azno "labor" especially "field labor" (source of Old Norse önn "work in the field," Old High German arnon "to reap"), from PIE root *es-en- "harvest, fall" (cognates: Old High German aren "harvest, crop," German Ernte "harvest," Old English ern "harvest," Gothic asans "harvest, summer," Old Church Slavonic jeseni, Russian osen, Old Prussian assanis "autumn"). Also from the same root are Gothic asneis, Old High German esni "hired laborer, day laborer," Old English esne "serf, laborer, man." Related: Earned; earning.
- 1. Ray will earn his keep on local farms while studying.
- 2. Players should be allowed to earn money from advertising.
- 3. Young conductors earn their spurs in a small orchestra or opera house.
- 4. They earn their living by squatting the land and sharecropping.
- 5. The dancers can earn anything between £20 and £30 for each session.
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