- nonpareil[nonpareil 词源字典]
- nonpareil: see pair
[nonpareil etymology, nonpareil origin, 英语词源]
- nonpareil (adj.)
- late 15c., "having no equal," from Middle French nonpareil "unequalled, peerless," from non- "not" (see non-) + pareil "equal." The noun meaning "an unequaled person or thing" is from 1590s; first applied to a kind of candy 1690s. As the name of a printing type (6 point size) it is attested from 1640s.