- n. 威望，声望；声誉
- n. (Prestige)人名；(英)普雷斯蒂奇
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1.《The prestige of death》：一部法国电影，《Le prestige de la mort》，《死亡的声誉》。
3. pre + stage 讲台，舞台，在讲台、舞台前站着的人→都是有名望的。
- prestige:  As opponents of semantic change are fond of pointing out, prestige once meant ‘trick, illusion’, and its use until the 19th century was usually derogatory. It comes via French prestige from Latin praestigiae ‘illusions produced by a conjurer or juggler’, an alteration of an unrecorded *praestrigiae. This would have been a derivative of praestringere ‘blindfold’, hence ‘confuse the sight, dazzle’, a compound verb formed from the prefix prae- ‘before’ and stringere ‘bind’ (source of English strict). The modern approbatory meaning appears to have been reintroduced from French.
- prestige (n.)
- 1650s, "trick," from French prestige (16c.) "deceit, imposture, illusion" (in Modern French, "illusion, magic, glamour"), from Latin praestigium "delusion, illusion" (see prestigious). Derogatory until 19c.; sense of "dazzling influence" first applied 1815, to Napoleon.
- 1. It was his responsibility for foreign affairs that gained him international prestige.
- 2. Their prestige went sky high.
- 3. There is a lot of prestige attached to owning a car like this.
- 4. Their products enjoy ever higher prestige in the world market.
- 5. The contract will affect our national prestige in the world.
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