英 [ə(ʊ)'bɪtʃʊərɪ; -tʃərɪ; -tjʊərɪ]
1. ambition <===> obituary => 它们含有同源词根。
- obituary:  Obituary goes back ultimately to a Latin euphemism for ‘die’, meaning literally ‘go down, make an exit’. This was obīre, a compound verb formed from the prefix ob- ‘down’ and īre ‘go’. From it was derived obitus ‘death’, which formed the basis of the medieval Latin adjective obituārius ‘of death’, source of English obituary. A parallel Latin formation was the adverb obiter ‘on the way, in passing along’, based on the noun iter ‘journey’ (a relative of īre and source of English itinerant  and itinerary ). English preserves it in obiter dictum , literally a ‘statement in passing’.
- obituary (n.)
- 1706, "register of deaths," from Medieval Latin obituarius "a record of the death of a person," literally "pertaining to death," from Latin obitus "departure, a going to meet, encounter" (a euphemism for "death"), from stem of obire "go toward, go to meet" (as in mortem obire "meet death"), from ob "to, toward" (see ob-) + ire "to go" (see ion). Meaning "record or announcement of a death, especially in a newspaper, and including a brief biographical sketch" is from 1738. As an adjective from 1828. A similar euphemism is in Old English cognate forðfaran "to die," literally "to go forth;" utsið "death," literally "going out, departure."
- 1. I read Sewell's obituary in the Daily News.
- 2. I should like to add a postscript to your obituary for John Cage.
- 3. I read your brother's obituary in the Times.
- 4. Who says, The only bad publicity is your obituary?
- 谁说, 最不妙的广告是你的讣告?
- 5. Are you saying you left that obituary to help me?
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