- n. 诅咒；咒骂
- vt. 诅咒；咒骂
- vi. 诅咒；咒骂
CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
2.【例】Our tribe is under a curse.我们的部族正遭天谴。
- curse: [OE] Curse first appeared in late Old English (in the early 11th century) as curs. It has no known linguistic relatives, and it is not clear where it comes from. Perhaps the most plausible suggestion is that it was borrowed from Old French curuz ‘anger’ (which probably came from the verb *corruptiāre, a Vulgar Latin derivative of Latin corrumpere ‘destroy’ – source of English corrupt), and that curse itself therefore originally meant ‘anger, wrath’. The colloquial alteration cuss dates from the 18th century.
=> corrupt, rupture
- curse (n.)
- late Old English curs "a prayer that evil or harm befall one," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French curuz "anger," or Latin cursus "course." Connection with cross is unlikely. No similar word exists in Germanic, Romance, or Celtic. Curses as a histrionic exclamation is from 1885. The curse "menstruation" is from 1930. Curse of Scotland, the 9 of diamonds in cards, is attested from 1791, but the origin is obscure.
- curse (v.)
- Old English cursian, from the source of curse (n.). Meaning "to swear profanely" is from early 13c. Related: Cursed; cursing.
- 1. Apathy is the long-standing curse of British local democracy.
- 2. Joanna heard him bump into the table and curse again.
- 3. He shot her an angry look and a curse.
- 4. They began to curse and shout in a babble of languages.
- 5. Maybe there is a curse on my family.
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