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前缀af-同ad-, 去，往。词根fin, 范围，见finish. 原指结为亲家，纳入亲人范围，后指喜爱。
- affinity:  The abstract notion of ‘relationship’ in affinity was originally a more concrete conception of a border. The word comes, via Old French afinite, from the Latin adjective affinis, which meant literally ‘bordering on something’. It was formed from the prefix ad- ‘to’ and the noun finis ‘border’ (from which English also gets finish, confine, and define).
=> confine, define, finish, paraffin, refine
- affinity (n.)
- c. 1300, "relation by marriage" (as opposed to consanguinity), from Old French afinité (12c.), from Latin affinitatem (nominative affinitas) "neighborhood, relationship by marriage," noun of state from affinis "adjacent," also "kin by marriage," literally "bordering on," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + finis "a border, a boundary" (see finish (v.)). Used figuratively since c. 1600 of structural relationships in chemistry, philology, etc. Meaning "natural attraction" (as though by family) is from 1610s.
- 1. There is a natural affinity between British and Asian women.
- 2. Sam was born in the country and had a deep affinity with nature.
- 3. Many girls do show an affinity for craft skills.
- 4. I felt a great affinity with the people of the Highlands.
- 5. It's important that you share an affinity with your husband.
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