- adj. 威严的；令人敬畏的
- n. 八月（简写为Aug）
- n. (August)人名；(法、葡、西、俄、罗、英、德、瑞典、挪)奥古斯特
CET4 TEM8 GRE
1. 可能的来源有两种，其中一种可理解为：aug- "increase" + -ust (-ist的变体，最高级后缀)。
以罗马皇帝Augustus Caesar命名的月份。august 威严的
- August: [OE] The month of August was named by the Romans after their emperor Augustus (63 BC–14 AD). His name was Caius Julius Caesar Octavian, but the Senate granted him the honorary title Augustus in 27 BC. This connoted ‘imperial majesty’, and was a specific use of the adjective augustus ‘magnificent, majestic’ (source of English august ); it may derive ultimately from the verb augēre ‘increase’ (from which English gets auction and augment).
=> auction, augment
- august (adj.)
- 1660s, from Latin augustus "venerable, majestic, magnificent, noble," probably originally "consecrated by the augurs, with favorable auguries" (see augur (n.)); or else "that which is increased" (see augment).
- eighth month, 1097, from Latin Augustus (mensis), sixth month of the later Roman calendar, renamed from Sextilis in 8 B.C.E. to honor emperor Augustus Caesar, literally "Venerable Caesar" (see august (adj.)). In England, the name replaced native Weodmonað "weed month."
- 1. The Great War started in August of that year.
- 2. A pirated edition of the book was published in August 1986.
- 3. The call-up of National Guard and reserve units begun in late August.
- 4. The letter was franked in London on August 6.
- 5. They were married on August 9 in a civil ceremony in Venice.
[ august 造句 ]