1. direct => dirge.
来自拉丁语dirige, 指导，导引，词源同direct. 用于哀歌的导引，Direct, O Lord, my God, my way in thy sight.
- dirge:  Dirge is an anglicization of Latin dīrige, the imperative singular of dīrigere ‘guide’ (source of English direct). It is the first word in the Latin version of Psalm 5, verse 8: Dirige, Domīne, Deus meus, in conspectu tuo viam meam ‘Direct, O Lord, my God, my way in thy sight’ (the Authorized Version expands this to ‘Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of my enemies; make thy way straight before thy face’). This formed an antiphon in the Office of the Dead (the funeral service) and hence came to be associated with songs of mourning, and with gloomy singing in general.
- dirge (n.)
- early 13c., dirige (current contracted form is from c. 1400), from Latin dirige "direct!" imperative of dirigere "to direct," probably from antiphon Dirige, Domine, Deus meus, in conspectu tuo viam meam, "Direct, O Lord, my God, my way in thy sight," from Psalm v:9, which opened the Matins service in the Office of the Dead. Transferred sense of "any funeral song" is from c. 1500.
- 1. She threw down her basket and intoned a peasant dirge.
- 2. Captain, make sure that the band plays a dirge.
- 上尉, 一定让乐队为他们演奏一首表达我们哀思的挽歌.
- 3. The stranger, after listening for a moment, joined in the mournful dirge.
- 4. Radiohead is singing a dirge to the record industry.
- 5. His songs are full of dirge.
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