CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
1、anni- + vers- + -ary.
2、含义：returning every year.
- anniversary:  Like annual, anniversary is based ultimately on Latin annus ‘year’. The underlying idea it contains is of ‘yearly turning’ or ‘returning’; the Latin adjective anniversārius was based on annus and versus ‘turning’ (related to a wide range of English words, from verse and convert to vertebra and vertigo). This was used in phrases such as diēs anniversāria ‘day returning every year’, and eventually became a noun in its own right.
=> annual, convert, verse
- anniversary (n.)
- early 13c., originally especially of the day of a person's death, from Medieval Latin anniversarium, from Latin anniversarius (adj.) "returning annually," from annus (genitive anni) "year" (see annual (adj.)) + versus, past participle of vertere "to turn" (see versus). The adjective came to be used as a noun in Church Latin as anniversaria (dies) in reference to saints' days. An Old English word for "anniversary" (n.) was mynddæg, literally "mind-day."
- 1. Campaigners lit scores of bonfires in ceremonies to mark the anniversary.
- 2. The Vietnamese government has fixed on May 19th to celebrate his anniversary.
- 3. It was the fortieth anniversary of the death of the composer.
- 4. Next year will be the 60th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.
- 5. The bank celebrates its hundredth anniversary in December.
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