英 ['tenɪt; 'tiːnet]
- n. 原则；信条；教义
- n. (Tenet)人名；(法)特内；(英)特尼特
CET6+ TEM8 GRE
1. from Latin tenet "he holds," third person singular present indicative of tenere "hold, keep, maintain".
2. "principle," properly "a thing held (to be true)".
3. The modern sense is probably because tenet was used in Medieval Latin to introduce a statement of doctrine.
来自拉丁语 tenet,他所持有的，他所坚持的，来自 tenere 的指示格，来自 tenere,持有，握住， 坚持，词源同 contain,tenure.引申词义原则，信条，教义等。
- tenet: see tenant
- tenet (n.)
- "principle, opinion, or dogma maintained as true by a person, sect, school, etc.," properly "a thing held (to be true)," early 15c., from Latin tenet "he holds," third person singular present indicative of tenere "to hold, grasp, keep, have possession, maintain," also "reach, gain, acquire, obtain; hold back, repress, restrain;" figuratively "hold in mind, take in, understand."
The Latin word is from PIE root *ten- "to stretch" (cognates: Sanskrit tantram "loom," tanoti "stretches, lasts;" Persian tar "string;" Lithuanian tankus "compact," i.e. "tightened;" Greek teinein "to stretch," tasis "a stretching, tension," tenos "sinew," tetanos "stiff, rigid," tonos "string," hence "sound, pitch;" Latin tendere "to stretch," tenuis "thin, rare, fine;" Old Church Slavonic tento "cord;" Old English þynne "thin"). Connecting notion between "stretch" and "hold" is "cause to maintain." The modern sense is probably because tenet was used in Medieval Latin to introduce a statement of doctrine.
- 1. This is a basic tenet of capitalism.
- 2. The judge's ruling was based on the simple commonsense tenet that no man is above the law.
- 3. The only moral tenet governing the conduct of business in the shop was that the goods should be genuine and the price fair.
- 4. The mutability of the past is the central tenet of Ingsoc.
- 5. I hold to the tenet that theory should be united with practice.
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