- vt. 检查；搜出；仔细搜查；翻找出
- n. 翻找；检查；查出的物件；零星杂物
- vi. 翻找；仔细搜查
1. room => rummage.
2. rum (Old English form of room) + 双写m加-age.
3. Rummage is etymologically 'roomage'. It originally denoted the 'stowage of cargo in a ship's hold'.
4. => 'search a ship's hold, especially by moving things about.
rum-,屋子，室，词源同 room,-age,名词后缀。原义为检查船舱堆放货物是否捆绑牢固，后引 申词义乱翻，搜寻。
- rummage:  Rummage is etymologically ‘roomage’. It originally denoted the ‘stowage of cargo in a ship’s hold’. It came from Anglo- Norman *rumage, a reduced form of Old French arrumage. This was derived from the verb arrumer ‘stow in a hold’, which itself was based on run ‘ship’s hold’. And this in turn was borrowed from Middle Dutch ruim ‘space’, a relative of English room. The verb rummage, derived from the noun, was also used for ‘search a ship’s hold’, which is where the modern notion of ‘rummaging around’ comes from.
- rummage (v.)
- 1540s, "arrange (cargo) in a ship," from rummage (n.), 1520s, "act of arranging cargo in a ship," a shortening of Middle French arrumage "arrangement of cargo," from arrumer "to stow goods in the hold of a ship," from a- "to" + rumer, probably from Germanic (compare Old Norse rum "compartment in a ship," Old High German rum "space," Old English rum; see room (n.)). Or else from English room (n.) + -age.
Meaning "to search closely (the hold of a ship), especially by moving things about" first recorded 1610s. Related: Rummaged; rummaging. Rummage sale (1803) originally was a sale at docks of unclaimed goods.
- 1. They rummage through piles of second-hand clothes for something that fits.
- 2. A brief rummage will provide several pairs of gloves.
- 3. Marianne went to rummage in the refrigerator.
- 4. He had a good rummage inside the sofa.
- 5. Mullins began to rummage among the chaotic mess of papers on his desk.
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