crusadeyoudaoicibaDictYouDict[crusade 词源字典]
crusade: see cross
[crusade etymology, crusade origin, 英语词源]
crusade (n.)youdaoicibaDictYouDict
1706, respelling of croisade (1570s), from Middle French croisade (16c.), Spanish cruzada, both from Medieval Latin cruciata, past participle of cruciare "to mark with a cross," from Latin crux (genitive crucis) "cross." Other Middle English forms were croiserie, creiserie. Figurative sense of "campaign against a public evil" is from 1786.
crusade (v.)youdaoicibaDictYouDict
1732, from crusade (n.). Related: Crusaded; crusading.