- n. 舞蹈；舞会；舞曲
- vi. 跳舞；跳跃；飘扬
- vt. 跳舞；使跳跃
- adj. 舞蹈的；用于跳舞的
- n. (Dance)人名；(英)丹斯；(法)当斯
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
来自PIE*tens, 展开，伸展，词源同tend, thin. 用来指舞蹈。
- dance:  The history of the word dance, now widespread amongst European languages (French dansir, Spanish danzar, Italian danzare, German tanzen, Swedish dansa, Russian tancovat’), is disappointingly obscure. All these forms, including the English word, stem from an original Old French danser. This developed from an assumed Vulgar Latin *dansāre, which may have been borrowed from a Frankish *dintjan (Frisian dintje ‘tremble’ has been compared).
- dance (v.)
- c. 1300, from Old French dancier (12c., Modern French danser), which is of unknown origin, perhaps from Low Frankish *dintjan and akin to Old Frisian dintje "tremble, quiver." A word of uncertain origin but which, through French influence in arts and society, has become the primary word for this activity from Spain to Russia (Italian danzare, Spanish danzar, Rumanian dansa, Swedish dansa, German tanzen).
In part the loanword from French is used mainly with reference to fashionable dancing while the older native word persists in use with reference to folk-dancing, as definitively Russ. pljasat' vs. tancovat' [Buck].
Replaced Old English sealtian, itself a borrowing from Latin saltare "to dance," frequentative of salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.); "dance" words frequently are derived from words meaning "jump, leap"). Related: Danced; dancing.
It is strange, and will, I am sure, appear to my readers almost incredible, that as far as I have ever read, there is no reference that can be identified as containing a clear allusion to dancing in any of our really ancient MS. books. [Eugene O'Curry, "On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish," vol. 2, p.406, 1873]
- dance (n.)
- c. 1300, from dance (v.).
- 1. The verb " dance " is regular, but the verb " be " is not.
- 动词 dance 的变化是规则的, 但be的变化是不规则的.
- 2. It's really an amazing dance. It just always brings the house down.
- 3. They will dance two performances of Ashton's "Romeo and Juliet".
- 4. He got up to strut his stuff on the dance-floor.
- 5. Several hundred people twirl around the ballroom dance floor.
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