- n. 毛巾，手巾；[纸] 纸巾
- vt. 用毛巾擦
- vi. 用毛巾擦干身体
CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
来自中古英语 towel,毛巾，来自 toaille,毛巾，来自 Proto-Germanic*thwahilo,洗手布，毛巾布， 来自 PIE*twak,清洗，沐浴。-el,小词后缀。引申词义抹布，手巾等。
- towel:  A towel is etymologically something for ‘washing’ with. The word comes from Old French toaille, which was a borrowing from prehistoric Germanic *thwakhliō. This was derived from the verb *thwakhan ‘wash’, whose modern descendants include Swedish tvätta and Danish tvætte ‘wash’. Another relative is Swedish tvål ‘soap’.
- towel (n.)
- mid-13c., from Old French toaille (12c.), from Frankish *thwahlja, from Proto-Germanic *thwahlijan (cognates: Old Saxon thwahila, Middle Dutch dwale "towel," Dutch dwaal "altar cloth," Old High German dwehila "towel," German dialectal Zwehle "napkin"); related to German zwagen, Old English þwean "to wash." Spanish toalla, Italian tovaglia are Germanic loan-words. To throw in the towel "admit defeat" (1915) is from boxing.
- towel (v.)
- 1836 (transitive); 1861 (intransitive), from towel (n.). Related: Towelled; towelling.
- 1. He wiped off the remains of the lather with a towel.
- 2. She tore off two sections of paper towel and folded them lengthwise.
- 3. She opened her front door draped in a towel.
- 4. She spread a towel on the sand and lay on it.
- 5. She had a towel draped around her neck.
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