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desire (v.)

“希望或渴望, 表示希望得到”, 13世纪, desiren, 来自古法语 desirrer (12世纪) “希望, 愿望, 渴望”, 来自拉丁语 desiderare “渴望, 愿望; 要求, 期望”, 原意也许是“等待星星会带来什么”, 来自短语 de sidere “来自星星”, 来自 sidus (属性 sideris) “天体, 星星, 星座” (但见 consider). 相关链接: Desired; desiring.

Origin and meaning of desire

desire (n.)

14世纪, “一种渴望或向往; 一种针对获得或占有某物的情感; 感官上的食欲, 肉体上的欲望, 情欲”, 来自古法语 desir, 来自 desirer (见 desire (五) ). 意为“渴望的东西”, 出自14世纪中叶.

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Definitions of desire
1
desire (v.)
feel or have a desire for; want strongly;
Synonyms: want
desire (v.)
expect and wish;
Synonyms: hope / trust
desire (v.)
express a desire for;
2
desire (n.)
the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state;
desire (n.)
an inclination to want things;
a man of many desires
desire (n.)
something that is desired;
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