1、altercari "to dispute (with another)," from alter "other".
2、alter "other"， 而字母c则貌似张开的嘴，因此，alterc-: dispute (with another).
- altercation (n.)
- late 14c., from Old French altercacion (12c.) and directly from Latin altercationem (nominative altercatio) "a dispute, debate, discussion," noun of action from past participle stem of altercari "to dispute (with another)," from alter "other" (see alter).
- 1. Throughout the entire altercation, not one sensible word was uttered.
- 争了半天, 没有一句话是切合实际的.
- 2. The boys had an altercation over the umpire's decision.
- 3. I had a slight altercation with some people who objected to our filming.
- 4. Only occasionally a hubbub of altercation rises to the skies.
- 5. They had an altercation about a trifle.
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