英 [,esə'terɪk; ,iːsə-]
1. "more within," comparative adverb of eso "within," from PIE *ens-o-, suffixed form of *ens, extended form of root *en "in" (see en-).
2. in / en => *ens => *enso => eso "in, within" + -ter (comparative) => esoter- (comparative) => esoteric.
eso-, 进入，来自en-的扩大形式。-ter, 比较级后缀，见external. 即很里面的，难懂的。
- esoteric (adj.)
- 1650s, from Greek esoterikos "belonging to an inner circle" (Lucian), from esotero "more within," comparative adverb of eso "within," from PIE *ens-o-, suffixed form of *ens, extended form of root *en "in" (see en- (2)). Classically applied to certain popular and non-technical writings of Aristotle, later to doctrines of Pythagoras. In English, first of Pythagorean doctrines.
- 1. Cale has ploughed a more esoteric furrow as a recording artist.
- 2. There are indications that his esoteric popularity may be ebbing.
- 3. This was House of Commons gossip, as esoteric as theatre - gossip.
- 这叫做众议院的流言蜚语, 它同戏剧界的流言蜚语一样是高深莫测的.
- 4. The quantum theory is not just an esoteric addendum.
- 5. What gives international finance its esoteric twist is the existence of national moneys.
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