- n. 命运，定数，天命
- n. (Destiny)人名；(英)德斯蒂尼，德斯蒂妮(女名)
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- destiny:  Etymologically, one’s destiny is that which has been firmly established or determined for one (as if by fate). The word comes from destinee, the Old French descendant of Latin dēstinātus. This was the past participle of dēstināre ‘make firm, establish’, a compound verb formed from the intensive prefix dē- and *stanāre ‘fix’ (source also of English obstinate). This in turn was a derivative of stare ‘stand’, a relative of English stand. The Latin verb also gave English destine  and hence destination , whose current use comes from an earlier place of destination ‘place for which one is bound’.
=> destination, obstinate, stand
- destiny (n.)
- mid-14c., from Old French destinée (12c.) "purpose, intent, fate, destiny; that which is destined," noun use of fem. past participle of destiner, from Latin destinare "make firm, establish" (see destination). The sense is of "that which has been firmly established," as by fate.
- 1. It is my destiny one day to be king.
- 2. Destiny has ordained that they are who they are.
- 3. He departed this world with a sense of having fulfilled his destiny.
- 4. She had always been mistress of her own destiny.
- 5. Is it destiny that brings people together, or is it accident?
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