- adj. 每一的，每个的；每隔…的
- n. (Every)人名；(英)埃夫里
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来自古英语aefre aelc的缩写，字面意思即ever each.
- every: [OE] Stripped down into its component parts, every means literally ‘ever each’. It was originally an Old English compound made up of ǣfre ‘ever’ and ǣlc ‘each’, in which basically the ‘ever’ was performing an emphasizing function; in modern English terms it signified something like ‘every single’, or, in colloquial American, ‘every which’. By late Old English times the two elements had fused to form a single word.
=> each, ever
- every (adj.)
- early 13c., contraction of Old English æfre ælc "each of a group," literally "ever each" (Chaucer's everich), from each with ever added for emphasis. The word still is felt to want emphasis; as in Modern English every last ..., every single ..., etc.
Also a pronoun to Chaucer, Shakespeare, Spenser. Compare everybody, everything, etc. The word everywhen is attested from 1843 but never caught on; neither did everyhow (1837). Slang phrase every Tom, Dick, and Harry "every man, everyone" dates from at least 1734, from common English given names.
- 1. Someone comes in every day to check all is in order.
- 2. You should wash your feet and your privates every day.
- 3. Naomi used to go to church in Granville every Sunday.
- 4. They call rowing the perfect sport. It exercises every major muscle group.
- 5. You don't have to go running upstairs every time she rings.
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